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Black-billed Cuckoo

Coccyzus erythropthalmus ORDER: CUCULIFORMES FAMILY: CUCULIDAE

IUCN Conservation Status: Least Concern

Common but secretive, the Black-billed Cuckoo is heard far more often than seen. During the breeding season, this forest dwelling caterpillar-eater often calls throughout the night.

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Calls

A fast rhythmic series of from two to five notes on the same pitch, with a brief pause between each set: "cu-cu-cu-cu, cu-cu-cu-cu"

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