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

The female and autumn Bobolink appearance

A juvenile Bobolink

A juvenile Bobolink

 

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The male Bobolink is the only songbird that is solid black below and white and yellow above. The female Boblink and autumn male Bobolink are buff in color and have dark stripings on the crown and back. It ranges is south Canada and northern United States. It has a habitat in hayfields, meadows, marshes, and prairies. Their diet is mostly insects and seeds.