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Yellow-billed Cuckoo -
(Coccyzus americanus)



  • Medium size
  • Brown above, white below
  • Fairly long, straight bill, yellow
         lower mandible
  • Long tail with white spots below
  • Rufous outer wing color (visible in flight)
  • 11" (28 cm.)


  • Deciduous forests

Additional Information

  • Fairly common migrant and
         summer resident
  • Wisconsin species of special concern
  • Population in decline
  • Secretive, more often heard than seen
  • Breeding onset tied to food supply of

Yellow-billed Cuckoo on branch, pine cones in background


Kickapoo Valley Reserve | S3661 State Highway 131 | La Farge, Wisconsin 54639 
Phone: 608-625-2960 | FAX: 608-625-2962

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