Yellow-billed Cuckoo

Coccyzus americanus

Summary 4

Yellow-billed Cuckoos are rare and secretive visitors to the Arboretum during spring and fall migration. These birds are roughly the same size as a mockingbird, with a very long black-and-white tail. They prefer to hide deep in vegetation, especially near water, and hunt for caterpillars and fruit to eat.

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  1. (c) Ashley Wahlberg (Tubbs), some rights reserved (CC BY-ND), https://www.flickr.com/photos/47745688@N05/25811416794/
  2. (c) lbarnett, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC), https://www.inaturalist.org/photos/25378348
  3. (c) Carlos Sanchez, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC), https://www.inaturalist.org/photos/6990730
  4. Adapted by hancnaturalist from a work by (c) Wikipedia, some rights reserved (CC BY-SA), https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Coccyzus_americanus

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