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Tuesday, May 24, 2022

Going Cuckoo!!

Going cuckoo. Both Yellow-billed and Black-billed Cuckoos are being reported from multiple places in New England. I have had both from my condo deck here in MA in past years and had a Yellow-billed recently. Not easy to tell apart, learn the calls first you will hear them more than see them. Aptly named for their bill colors, Yellow-billed has a long tail with bold white tips, Black-billed has small whitish tips on the tail and also a red orbital ring around the eye. These are secretive, woodland birds who love to eat caterpillars. They winter in South America. Cool birds!!

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