Dickcissel

Spiza americana
Dickcissel specimens on display in the exhibit "Birds of D.C."

DC Information

Unusual and very irregular visitor in the summer; formerly a common summer resident. About 1875 this species disappeared from most of its eastern range. Now seen in agricultural fields and meadows in June, July, and August. Females lack the black and yellow breast.

Specimen Information

The bird on the right is a male.  The bird on the left could be either a female or a juvenile.