Yellow-billed Cuckoo – 5/23/16

Observer: Paul Lauenstein

Observation Date: 5/23/16

Observation Time: 6:45 a.m.

Observation Location: Moose Hill Audubon Wildlife Sanctuary

Common Name: Yellow-billed Cuckoo

Scientific Name: Coccyzus americanus

Comments: I heard this yellow-billed cuckoo’s “kuk-kuk-kuk-kuk-kuk-kuk-kuk-cowp-cowp-cowp” before I spotted it. Even though cuckoos are relatively large birds, they typically don’t move around much, so they are hard to find unless you know what their call sounds like.

The photo quality is poor because the bird was high in a distant tree, and flew away before I could get closer for a better shot.

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