Friday, September 28, 2012

Cuckoo cornucopia

Never before have I seen as many Coccyzus (i.e. Yellow-billed and Black-billed) cuckoos as in the last week or so. Down here in Honduras, these birds seem to be everywhere right now. The majority of what I've seen thus far have been Yellow-billed Cuckoos, which sometimes aggregate in small migrant flocks of up to 10 individuals.

This is a first fall Black-billed Cuckoo, with a dull yellow (instead of red) orbital ring.