dickcissel

dickcissel
/dik sis"euhl/, n.
a bunting, Spiza americana, of the eastern and central U.S., having a brownish back streaked with black and a yellowish breast and in the male a black patch on the throat.
[1885-90; said to be imit. of its call]

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American passerine (Spiza americana, family Fringillidae) bird that eats seeds and breeds in weedy fields of the central U.S. Most dickcissels winter in northern South America, but some stray to the Atlantic coast.

The male, for whose song the species is named, is a streaky brown bird 6.5 in. (16 cm) long, with a black bib on its yellow breast, resembling a miniature meadowlark.

Dickcissel (Spiza americana)

Thase Daniel

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bird
 American bird usually placed in the subfamily Cardinalinae of the family Fringillidae (the Emberizidae of some authors). The male dickcissel—named for its song—is a streaky brown bird 16 cm (6.5 inches) long, with a black bib on its yellow breast, looking somewhat like a miniature meadowlark. Dickcissels are seedeaters. They breed in weedy fields of the central United States and winter in northern South America; some stray to the Atlantic coast in winter.

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Universalium. 2010.

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  • Dickcissel — Male in breeding plumage Conservation status …   Wikipedia

  • Dickcissel — Dick*cis sel, n. (Zo[ o]l.) The American black throated bunting ({Spiza Americana}). [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • dickcissel — ☆ dickcissel [dik sis′əl ] n. [echoic of its cry] a bunting (Spiza americana) with a black throat and yellow breast, living in prairie regions of Canada and the U.S. and migrating to N South America …   English World dictionary

  • Dickcissel — amerikinės startos statusas T sritis zoologija | vardynas atitikmenys: lot. Spiza angl. dickcissel vok. Dickcissel, f rus. американская спиза, f pranc. dickcissel d Amérique, m ryšiai: platesnis terminas – kardinoliniai siauresnis terminas –… …   Paukščių pavadinimų žodynas

  • dickcissel — amerikinės startos statusas T sritis zoologija | vardynas atitikmenys: lot. Spiza angl. dickcissel vok. Dickcissel, f rus. американская спиза, f pranc. dickcissel d Amérique, m ryšiai: platesnis terminas – kardinoliniai siauresnis terminas –… …   Paukščių pavadinimų žodynas

  • Dickcissel — amerikinė starta statusas T sritis zoologija | vardynas atitikmenys: lot. Spiza americana angl. dickcissel vok. Dickcissel, f rus. американская спиза, f pranc. dickcissel d Amérique, m ryšiai: platesnis terminas – amerikinės startos …   Paukščių pavadinimų žodynas

  • dickcissel — amerikinė starta statusas T sritis zoologija | vardynas atitikmenys: lot. Spiza americana angl. dickcissel vok. Dickcissel, f rus. американская спиза, f pranc. dickcissel d Amérique, m ryšiai: platesnis terminas – amerikinės startos …   Paukščių pavadinimų žodynas

  • dickcissel — noun Etymology: imitative Date: 1886 a common migratory black throated finch (Spiza americana of the family Cardinalidae) of the central United States …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • dickcissel — n. bird smilar to a sparrowl native to southern Ontario (Canada) and central United States …   English contemporary dictionary

  • dickcissel — [dɪk sɪs(ə)l, dɪksɪs(ə)l] noun a sparrow like North American songbird with a black and white throat and bright yellow breast. [Spiza americana.] Origin C19: imitative of its call …   English new terms dictionary


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