Dickcissel

(Spiza americana)

               
Conservation Status

IUCN Red List

LC - Least Concern

Dickcissel

NatureServe

N5B - Secure Breeding

SNRB - Unranked Breeding

Minnesota

not listed

Occurrence

Irruptive, abundant to rare migrant and breeder

Habitat

Abandoned fields, weedy meadows, croplands, grasslands, grassy roadsides

Size

6 to 7 in length


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Taxonomy

Order:

Passeriformes (perching birds)

 

Family:

Cardinalidae (cardinal, grosbeaks, and relatives)


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

       

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  Dickcissel Singing
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Published on Sep 24, 2012

A male Dickcissel or Spiza americana singing his heart out for a female

 
     
  Dickcissel
Janelle Streed
 
   
 
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Published on Sep 24, 2012

A lone, male Dickcissel or Spiza americana singing on a telephone line 06-20-12

 
     
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Uploaded on Jul 22, 2010

This video portrait is constructed from clips gathered in early May of 2010 at the Bradford Farm Experimental Farm near Columbia, Missouri. Dickcissels were everywhere, literally dripping off the

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  Dickcissel at Spring Green Preserve
Mike McDowell
 
   
 
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Dickcissel singing at Spring Green Preserve in June.

 
     
  Dickcissel 6-11-08
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Taken at the Dick Young Nelson Lake Forest Preserve Prairie area west of Batavia, IL

 
     

 

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