Yellow-billed Cuckoo

Coccyzus americanus

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The Yellow-billed Cuckoo (Coccyzus americanus) is a cuckoo (pronounced cuck-coo). 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 thunderstorms.

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  2. (c) Wikipedia, some rights reserved (CC BY-SA), http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Coccyzus_americanus

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