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Bird of the Week: Yellow-billed Cuckoo


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Yellow-billed-Cuckoo_Brian-Small.jpgYellow-billed Cuckoos are slender, elusive birds. Like other cuckoos, such as the rare Bay-breasted, they seem stealthy even in flight, slipping through the trees on long, pointed wings. More often heard than seen, the Yellow-billed Cuckoo's croaking call - sounding on hot summer days before storms - led to its folk name, "rain crow."

 

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