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Black-billed Cuckoo

Black-billed Cuckoo
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Copyright: Peter Caulfield (PCNorth) Silver Note Writer [C: 0 W: 0 N: 15] (60)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2011-06-03
Categories: Birds
Camera: Nikon D7000, AF-S VR Nikkor 300mm f/2.8G + TC14E II
Exposure: f/6.3, 1/400 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2011-09-27 19:29
Viewed: 2481
Points: 0
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From my 2011 Archives.

The Black-billed Cuckoo (Coccyzus erythropthalmus) is a relatively common but secretive bird of forests in Central and Eastern North America. Usually hiding in deciduous woodlands and thickets, they tend to be heard more often than seen.

Food sources are generally larger insects including caterpillars, cicadas and grasshoppers.

The distinctive cu-cu-cu call is always very pleasing to hear. Only bested by a chance to see one sitting motionless in the understory on a nice spring or summer day!

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Hi Peter. I did't know there were birds with long tails like this in the Milton area. Very impressive. You've framed it well and it's perfectly clear. A great specimen. Well done! TFS Trevor

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