Monday, September 29, 2014

Dickcissel

The Dickcissel is one of the most abundant breeding birds of the North American prairie. Minnesota lies on the northern edge of this range (Temple 2002). Dickcissels undergo seasonal movements, and can be irregular here on the edge of their range. Some years they are much more abundant than in others. They winter in Central and South America, where they can be an agricultural pest. Erika and I found them common in southwestern Minnesota when we visited Blue Mounds State Park on 15 July 2014. I have also blogged about Dickcissels in 2010 and 2012.

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