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Cuckoo, Yellow-billed bird pictures


Cuckoo, Yellow-billed bird picturesYELLOW-BILLED CUCKOO
387. Coccyzus americanus. 12.25 inches

This species is the most abundant in the southern part of its range, while the Black-bill is the most common in the North.
Notice that the lower mandible is yellow ish, that the wings are largely rufous, and that the outer tail feathers are black, with broad white tips, these points readily distinguishing this species from the next.

The eggs of this species are large and paler colored than the next. (1.20 x .90).

They breed from the Gulf to southern Canada and winter in Central America.