Yellow-billed Cuckoo

Other Names: Rain Crow, Storm Crow

Distribution: eastern North America and the Caribbean in summer; discontinuously throughout tropical South America in winter.

Yellow-billed cuckoo range map

Description:

Size: 26-30 cm in length with a 43-45 cm wingspan.

Plumage: Generally brown above and white below, with large white spots on the underside of the tail and a flash of rufous in the wings. The legs are gray, the beak is yellow, and the eyes are black.

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Yellow-billed Cuckoo

Yellow-billed Cuckoo

Bill Shape
curved
long billed
Eats
suet
Regions
alabama
alaska
alberta
arizona
arkansas
baja california
british columbia
california
colorado
connecticut
delaware
district of columbia
florida
georgia
hawaii
idaho
illinois
indiana
iowa
kansas
kentucky
labrador
louisiana
maine
manitoba
maryland
massachusetts
mexico
michigan
minnesota
mississippi
missouri
montana
nebraska
nevada
new brunswick
new foundland
new hampshire
new jersey
new mexico
new york
north carolina
north dakota
nova scotia
ohio
oklahoma
ontario
oregon
pennsylvania
quebec
rhodeisland
south carolina
south dakota
tennessee
texas
utah
vermont
virginia
washington
west virginia
wisconsin
wyoming
yucatan
Tail Shape
rounded-tail
Wing Shape
long-wings
pointed-wings
Action
flying
swimming
walking
Behavior
flocks
Markings
plain
wingbands
Sounds
rattling
Location
high flying
low flying
north in summer
south in winter
Habitat
riparianorriverforest
savanna
Grasslands
Color
brown
white
rust
Body Shape
headcrested
perching
Size
large
medium
Order
cuckoos, anis, roadrunners, turacos and their relatives - cuculiformes
Conservation Status
Least Concern
Bird Species