Yellow-billed Cuckoo


Yellow-billed Cuckoo. (Coccyzus americanus).  This woodland cuckoo preys mostly on tent caterpillars.  Also likes insects, bird eggs and tree frogs. When it is heard on summer afternoons, it is supposed to be a sign of coming rains.   It summers throughout the country except for the west and northwest.  Their migratory path is back down into Mexico.

This image created at San Angelo State Park, San Angelo, Texas on May 28, 2011.  Click on the photo to see an enlargement.

Yellow-billed Cuckoo

  • Canon EOS 7D
  • Canon 500mm IS lens with 1.4 tele-converter
  • 1/800 sec. @ f5.6
  • ISO 500
  • Lens focal distance  700mm
  • Metering – partial
  • Aperture priority
Advertisements

6 thoughts on “Yellow-billed Cuckoo

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s