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.
- 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
What a beautiful bird and photo! I’d love to see one of these birds. 🙂
Well, I guess you’ll have to come to San Angelo. But you’ll have to come soon, as they’ll be gone in a few weeks. 🙂
He is sure a cutie…looks so soft…Yellow Billed Cuckoo Birds we don’t have in Colorado..it really is a great shot..
Thanks a bunch, Syl
great shot of such a pretty little bird!