Dickcissel Spiza americana

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The male Dickcissel is similar in pattern to the meadowlark but is much smaller with a thicker bill. The female Dickcissel is similar to the female House Sparrow but has larger, pale bill. Often, the female or immature Dickcissel has yellow in the face, rusty shoulders or streaked flanks that the House Sparrow lacks.