Cardinals (Cardinalidae)

Dickcissel (Spiza americana) - HBW 16, p. 405

French: Dickcissel d’Amérique German: Dickzissel Spanish: Arrocero
Other common names: Black-throated Bunting

Taxonomy: Emberiza americana J. F. Gmelin, 1789, New York, USA.
Has in the past been placed in New World blackbird family (Icteridae), and thought by some to be intermediate between that and New World sparrows (Emberizidae). Recent molecular-genetic studies support placement in present family. Monotypic.

Distribution: Breeds extreme S Canada and C & EC USA; migrates to Middle America and N South America.

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