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Monday, June 01, 2020

A Two Cuckoo Day!

 Black-billed Cuckoo

Yellow-billed Cuckoo

Going Cuckoo! Two days ago we had a two cuckoo day, first we had a Yellow-billed Cuckoo then a few hours later a Black-billed Cuckoo! This morning we heard a Black-billed Cuckoo calling. These are special, secretive birds that are more often heard than seen. Caterpillars are the favorite prey of both and both have had steep population declines, partly due to habitat loss on breeding and wintering grounds and increased use of pesticides impacting caterpillar availability. Get to know their song and calls.
Black-billed sounds,…/Black-billed_Cuckoo/sounds
Yellow-billed sounds,…/Yellow-billed_Cuckoo/sounds
(Photos of Black-billed Cuckoo, adult, and Yellow-billed Cuckoo, first year, from other times.)

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