Dickcissel

Dave & Trena Puckett

Antwerp, United States

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These beautiful birds have such an amazing song.
Taken in Northwest Ohio, USA

Canon EOS Digital Rebel XS
F-Stop: f/10
Exposure Time: 1/160 sec
ISO 100
Focal Length: 300mm

*Best Viewed Large *

From Cornell Lab of Ornithology:
A sparrow-like bird of the prairie grasslands of the United States, the Dickcissel congregates in huge flocks in migration and on its tropical grassland wintering grounds. The breeding male is colored like a tiny meadowlark, with a black “V” on a yellow chest.

Male Description
Breeding (Alternate) Plumage: Streaked grayish head. Yellow stripe above eyes. Chin white. Thin black stripes at sides of throat. Black throat patch extending onto breast in a point. Chest bright yellow. Belly light gray. Back brown with black streaks. Tail and wings blackish. Chestnut shoulder patch.

Female Description
Duller face and head pattern, with light yellow stripe over eyes. Throat whitish, with faint, thin dark stripes at sides. Breast dull yellow. Belly light gray. Thin dark streaks on flanks. Back brown with black streaks. Wings and tail blackish. Pale chestnut shoulder patch.

Immature Description
Immature similar to adult female, but duller. Yearling male with little black on chest.

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