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Dickcissel

Spiza americana

ML94392


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Wil Hershberger
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5.0 km E of Adamstown; Oland Rd.
Frederick, Maryland, United States
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Latitude and Longitude 39.3, -77.4333 Map

Age and Sex
Adult Male – 1
Sounds
Call; Song
Behaviors
Breeding
Courtship, Display, or Copulation
Tags
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Comments

NOTES: Unusual vocalization. Male singing from exposed perch in oat field. Song perch is a thistle plant sticking above the surrounding vegataion. Squeal call accompanied by wing lifting posture. [There appear to be nine songs from the closer bird, with others from a second individual in the background. Also given were six dry "chek" or "pwik" calls (0:08, 0:11, 0:15, 0:19, 0:24, and 0:35) and an odd "rattle" that is not described in BNA (0:22). Quality changed from 1 to 1-2 - CAM - 31 January 2005]. Other Behaviors: Mate, Advertise. Habitat: Rural, Field.

Technical Information

Recorder
SONY TCD-D10 PRO II
Microphone
Sennheiser ME 62
Accessories
Roche Parabola 74cm/17.7cm (29.1in/7in)

Archival Information

Cataloged
10 Dec 1998 by Martha Fischer
Digitized
28 Mar 2001 by Martha Fischer
Edited
10 Dec 1998 by Martha Fischer

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