L 6.25" WS 9.75" WT 0.95oz (27g)
Stocky and short-tailed like House Sparrow but sleeker, with relatively longer bill and more pointed wings. Plumage cleaner and more contrasting.
Dickcissel: Found in grassy or weedy fields or in nearby brush; vagrants are often with House Sparrows.
Voice: Song a series of short notes with dry, insectlike quality skee-dlees chis chis chis ("dick dick clss clss clss"); quality reminiscent of song of Henslow's Sparrow. Call a dry, husky chek or pwik. Flight call a very distinctive, low, electric buzz fpppt.