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

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