The Dickcissel is a prairie bird that breeds across parts of central
North America. These little sparrow-like birds migrate south to parts of Central and South America during the winter months.
Breeding male Dickcissels are colorful with yellow, rust, black and white all featuring in their plumage. In their color pattern they somewhat resemble another grassland bird, the
Dickcissels feed primarly on insects and seeds. They are named for their unique song, which sounds like it is saying "dick! dick! ciss ciss ciss."