Yellow-billed Cuckoo

General description.

The Yellow-billed Cuckoo resides in open forests and grasslands and prefers to perch in shrubs so it won't be seen. This bird can most often be found slipping slowly and quietly from tree to tree examining the foliage around it. This bird eats caterpillars and insects as well as fruit and some reptiles and other birds' eggs. During breeding season, this bird performs courtship feeding. The male perches next to the female, climbs onto her shoulder and feeds her food from his mouth. This bird is monogamous and nests in trees and shrubs. The female lays 1-5 pale blue eggs in a saucer shaped nest and the pair care for them. A pair raises one brood per year. This bird is uncommon and dependent on caterpillar populations.

Flight pattern.

Direct with slow, light wing beats.

Breeding habits.


Calls or song.


Population and distribution.


Nesting habits.

The Yellow-billed Cuckoo nests in trees and shrubs and lays 1-5 pale bluish eggs in May.

Birds in the same Family:

Black-billed Cuckoo Photo Black-billed Cuckoo
Mangrove Cuckoo Photo Mangrove Cuckoo
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