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Dickcissel Spiza americana
Flight call description A low, dry, very buzzy "djjjt".
Fig.1. Maryland September 12, 1994 (MO).
Bird in flight.
Examples Diurnal Nocturnal
Similar species Somewhat similar to Blue Grosbeak and Rough-winged Swallow but lower, dryer, and buzzier. See buzz calls.
Behavior Primarily a nocturnal migrant but engages in substantial resumed migration. Gives flight call regularly while perched and in flight during the day and during nocturnal migration.