yellow lower mandible and eyering (Florida, USA; 2011-10-22)

Yellow-billed Cuckoo
Coccyzus americanus

Native Range: North America and Middle America

Notes: long, slender, secretive, and generally inconspicuous; moves slowly through foliage in search of insects and other prey; unlike many Old World cuckoos, North American cuckoos including this species are not obligate brood parasites; song is a gutteral series of low ku-ku-ku-ku-ku-like notes that give this bird part of its common name.

back half of bird; white tail blotches, rufous wing (Florida, USA; 2011-10-22)

furtive behavior, peering out from foliage (Florida, USA; 2011-10-22)