Monday, May 23, 2011

Dickcissel


Dickcissel, originally uploaded by Hannibals Animals.


In flight Dickcissels make a low, "electric", buzzing fpppt. From an open perch in a field, this bird's song is a sharp dick dick followed by a buzzed cissel, also transcribed as skee-dlees chis chis chis or dick dick ciss ciss ciss.

Dickcissel

If you've ever heard one, you would never forget it's song. Not melodic at all, but sort of sharp/loud/buzzy. I love when they make the trip back, but then over it shortly there after.

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4 comments:

Berts Blog said...

I love the photos and especially love the educational text that goes with it.

Love the blog

Bert

Montanagirl said...

Fabulous series of a most beautiful bird!

Willard said...

Beautiful shots, I am envious!

Kumar Bibek said...

Great shots....