Spotted a couple birds at lunch today!
after a rain shower
Rancho Bajo at
9 February 2016
2610 ft elevation
I heard the bird giving it's coo coo coo coo call at approximately 8.20 AM. It was very cold and windy at the time. I gave it some cooked bacon. It ate the bacon then took off NE towards my neighbor's. This bird is a regular visitor to my property.
The cuckoos are a family of birds, Cuculidae, the sole taxon in the order Cuculiformes. The cuckoo family includes the common or European cuckoo, roadrunners, koels, malkohas, couas, coucals and anis. The coucals and anis are sometimes separated as distinct families, the Centropodidae and Crotophagidae respectively.