Cuckoo Love

Lab Note #3
Apr 07, 2017

For many the Yellow-billed Cuckoo may not be top of their list of favorite birds but with the first birds now arriving, we can't resist putting a series of photos celebrating the beauty of this inter-continental wanderer.

Remarkably, its not just about Yellow-billed Cuckoos at our study site. They share these dry forests with three other cuckoos, one of which is a little known austral migrant, whose migrations within South America are almost completely undescribed.

Dwarf Cuckoo (Coccyzua pumilus)

Dark-billed Cuckoo (Coccyzus melacoryphus) - probably the first record for the department of Cordoba of this little known austral migrant in Colombia.

Gray-capped Cuckoo (Coccyzus lansbergi

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