dickcissel

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dick·cis·sel

 (dĭk-sĭs′əl, dĭk′sĭs′-)
n.
A sparrowlike migratory bird (Spiza americana) that breeds in central North America, the male of which has a yellow breast with a black patch on the throat.

[Imitative of its song.]
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dickcissel

(ˌdɪkˈsɪsəl)
n
(Animals) a small North American bird (Spiza americana), the male of which has a yellow breast, a black patch on its throat, and a mainly grey head
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dick•cis•sel

(dɪkˈsɪs əl)

n.
a bunting, Spiza americana, of the E and central U.S., having a brownish back streaked with black.
[1885–90; said to be imitative of its call]
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For example Northern Bobwhite (Colinus virginianus) disproportionately place nests in areas treated with herbicide to control sericea versus untreated areas, and Dickcissel (Spiza americana) nest sites have lower sericea cover than do random sites (Brooke et al, 2016; Ogden, 2017).
Deaderick (1941:209) credited Audubon as being the first to report 50 species of birds from Arkansas, but ignored the Iowa bunting, stating that "several others cannot be placed definitely." Durant and Harwood (1980:180) speculated that Audubon was perhaps referring to dickcissels (Spiza americana) or one of the longspurs or snow buntings (Plectrophenax nivalis), but these species typically do not occur in Arkansas in winter.
(2005) Geographic variation in brown-headed cowbird (Molothrus ater) parasitism on Dickcissels (Spiza americana) in Great Plains tallgrass prairie.
Even the girl who has recently captured his attention lately, Spiza, has hidden the fact that she was involved in the car crash that causes Iris' death.
2004: Edge effects on nesting dickcissels (Spiza americana) in relation to edge type on remnant tallgrass prairie in Kansas.--The American Midland Naturalist 151: 192-197.
(2005) documented decreasing survival during the season for clay-colored sparrows (Spizella pallida) and vesper sparrows (Pooecetes gramineus) in North Dakota; Winter (1999) found no relationship between date and nest success for dickcissel (Spiza americana) and Henslow's sparrow (Ammodramus henslowii) in Missouri; and Zimmerman (1984) found predation highest in the middle of the season for dickcissel in Kansas.
Special birds of open areas were Dolichonyx oryzivorus (Bobolink) and Spiza americana (Dickcissel).
Dickcissel (Spiza americana), Grasshopper Sparrow (Ammodramus savannarum), and Rock Pigeon (Columba livia) were observed in habitats immediately adjacent to GWEL.
Species of concern, such as the greater prairie-chicken (Tympanuchus cupido), Henslow's sparrow (Ammodramus henslowii), dickcissel (Spiza americana), regal fritillary butterfly (Speyeria idalia), and prairie mole cricket (Gryllotalpa major) also reside on post.
Species of concern, such as the greater prairie-chicken (Tympanuchus cupido), Henslow's sparrow (Ammodramus benslowii), dickcissel (Spiza americana), regal fritillary butterfly (Speyeria idalia), and prairie mole cricket (Gryllotalpa major) also reside on post.