Dickcissel

Phoro: Male Dickcissel singing while perched on a plant courtesy of Thomas Dunkerton.

The Dickcissel is one of the easiest birds to see at Neal Smith National Wildlife Refuge from May through the end of the summer. The males perch at the top of the tallest plants on the prairie. They sing almost continuously to proclaim their breeding territories and to attract females.


Dickcissels are in the songbird or perching bird group.

Male Dickcissel perched on top of a plant courtesy of Thomas Dunkerton.