Villahermosa, Tabasco, México
Laguna de las Ilusiones.
Calling this evening, unmistakable.
Calling to another bird nearby.
A Black-billed Cuckoo at Barn Island WMA.
Thought this was a thrasher at first because of the size and long tail. But a black eye line (smudge, really) made me think of shrikes. Its back was a uniform brown, however, a color more like cuckoos, and had a buffy-colored throat. Saw him sitting on a log on the ground next to Crystal Lake.
Cuckoo was in a moderate poplar, on the edge of open field.
Bird was approachable at a slow pace.
The Black-billed Cuckoo (Coccyzus erythropthalmus) is a cuckoo.