Yellow-billed Cuckoo

Coccyzus americanus

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The yellow-billed cuckoo (Coccyzus americanus) is a cuckoo. Common folk-names for this bird in the southern United States are rain crow and storm crow. These likely refer to the bird's habit of calling on hot days, often presaging rain or thunderstorms.

Sources and Credits

  1. (c) Carlos Sanchez, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC), https://www.inaturalist.org/photos/6990730
  2. (c) Wikipedia, some rights reserved (CC BY-SA), https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Coccyzus_americanus

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