The male Dickcissel was photographed at the Milwaukee County Grounds in Milwaukee, Wisconsion

The male Dickcissel was photographed at the Milwaukee County Grounds in Milwaukee, Wisconsin

The female Dickcissel was photographed in the same area as the male, but about two years later.

The female Dickcissel was photographed in the same area as the male, but about two years later.

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The male Dickcissel is a small House Sparrow like bird with a black bib, a yellow chest, and a bluish bill. The female Dickcissel is similar to the male except it is paler and is missing the black bib. It has a range from southern Ontario and the interior of the U.S. between the Rocky and Appalachian mountains. It likes to sing out in bare trees. It has a habitat in Alfalfa, and other fields, meadows, and prairies. It feeds mainly on insects and seeds.

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