Ric McArthur

Ric McArthur

Posted on 05/27/2013

Photo taken on May 26, 2013

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Singing a song.

Singing a song.
This black-billed cuckoo was doing its song/call of a fast, rhythmic "cucucu,cucucu,cucucu"
In this photo the throat is bulging slightly as it does its call.
It tends to do a grouped rhythm of three or four but it often does irregular cadences.

The Black-billed cuckoo is a fairly large bird at 11 1/2 to 12 inches in length. (29-30cm)
The bill is dark grey to blackish It has small under tail spots which can be difficult to see.

Coccyzus erythropthalmus