Dickcissel, Spiza americana

Recording AV#13851. USA: Waterloo Recreation Area (42.3618, -84.2028)
recorded by Cody Porter

Recording Characterization

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Sonogram of recording #AV 13851
AVoCet catalog #AV13851
Audio duration (s)45.1
ID confidence and determination100%
seen well; originally identified by song
Other identified bird speciesSong Sparrow, Field Sparrow, Eastern Meadowlark, Indigo Bunting, American Goldfinch, White-breasted Nuthatch
Other noiseinsects, wind
Sound types presentSong
Grade of best portiongood
Playback usedno

Individual Characterization

Determined by: Plumage
Determined by: Plumage
BehaviorMale singing from top of knee-high grass.
Group sizeSeveral individuals nearby, though mostly out of auditory range.


Recording dateAugust 06, 2011
Time recorded (24h)10:30
LocationUSA: Waterloo Recreation Area (42.3618, -84.2028)
Coordinates determined by: estimate from Google Earth
Elevation (m)284
Determined by: estimate from Google Earth
WeatherVery humid and sunny. Temperature around 80°C and low winds.
HabitatA well-spaced Christmas tree plantation with knee-high grasses between trees. Dickcissels tended towards areas with fewer trees.

Additional Information

Recordist nameCody Porter
Copyright/permissionscopyright by recordist, freely available for non-commercial use with attribution
Recording EquipmentMarantz PMD-661, Sennheiser ME-67