Cuculus americanus Linnaeus, 1758, South Carolina. Monotypic.
OTHER COMMON NAMES
French: Coulicou а bec jaune; German: Gelbschnabelcuckuck; Spanish: Cuclillo Piquigualdo.
11.8 in (30 cm); male 2.0 oz (58 g), female 2.4 oz (68 g). All brownish to gray above, and white, rufous, or a combination of gray and rufous below. Tails long, gray with white tips below. Large bill is black above, yellow below.
North and South America.
From tropical forest to open woodland and scrub.
Migratory; migrates at night.
FEEDING ECOLOGY AND DIET
Large insects, caterpillars, lizards, berries, and fruit.
Monogamous, nest is a flat platform of sticks. 2–5 eggs.
Not globally threatened. Has disappeared in areas of western United States because of loss of riparian woodland habitat.
SIGNIFICANCE TO HUMANS
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