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Yellow-billed Cuckoo
Coccyzus americanus

Featured image credit: “Yellow-billed cuckoo 6-19-15” by Larry Smith2010 is licensed under CC BY 2.0

To hear songs, learn identification information, migratory patterns, and some fun facts, check out the Yellow-billed Cuckoo page offered by one of my favorite resources: the Cornell Lab of Ornithology »

It’s song/call is pretty distinctive, or as they say on allaboutbirds.org, “Yellow-Billed Cuckoos have a primal-sounding, croaking call that they often give in response to loud noises. Their tendency to call at the sound of thunder has led to their colloquial name, the “rain crow.”

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