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.]

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

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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We focused on seven grassland bird species: sedge wren (Cistothorus paltensis), Savannah sparrow (Passerculus sandzmchensis), grasshopper sparrow (Ammodramus savannarum), Henslow's sparrow (Ammodramus hensloxmi), dickcissel (Spiza americana), bobolink (Dolichonyx oryzivorus), and western meadowlark (Sturnella neglecta).
Effects of patch-burn management on Dickcissel nest success in a tallgrass prairie.
The most commonly encountered species, in descending order of relative abundance (individuals detected per point count) were brown-headed cowbird, dickcissel, grasshopper sparrow, and eastern meadowlark.
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.
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 benslowii), 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 henslowii), dickcissel (Spiza americana), regal fritillary butterfly (Speyeria idalia), and prairie mole cricket (Gryllotalpa major) also reside on post.
The prairie horned lark, lark bunting, bobolink, meadow lark, dickcissel, and longspurs sing while flying because there are no tree perches (Madson, 1995).
Among the many species named for their vocalizations are the boobook owl, chachalaca, chickadee, chiffchaff, chowchilla, curlew, dickcissel, hoopoe, kiskadee, pauraque, pipit, towhee, veery, whip-poor-will, willet, and wompoo pigeon.
For example, the grassland nesting birds of highest management concern based on our ranks were the Henslow's sparrow, dickcissel (Spiza americana), and upland sandpiper (Table 2).
dickcissel (Spiza americana) and the common grackle (Quiscalus quiscula)] plotted high on both DCA axes I and II, showing association with small sites without pools or significant woody vegetat ion (Figure 4).
Vegetative features Baird's Chestnut-collared Sparrow Longspur Mean vegetation height (cm) 14-30 15-23 Maximum height (cm) 30-43 unknown Visual obstruction reading (cm) 6-21 6 Forb cover (%) 25 6-18 Shrub cover (%) 1-20 [less than or equal to] 3 Bare ground (%) unknown 1-15 Litter depth (cm) <4 2 Vegetative features Dickcissel Mean vegetation height (cm) 20-98 Maximum height (cm) 150 Visual obstruction reading (cm) 14-82 Forb cover (%) 3-60 Shrub cover (%) [less than or equal to] 11 Bare ground (%) [less than or equal to] 16 Litter depth (cm) [less than or equal to] 5