Yellow-billed Cuckoo (Coccyzus americanus)
- HABITAT - Yellow-billed cuckoos prefer open woodlands with clearings and a dense shrub layer. They breed throughout eastern North America, in southeast Canada, northern Mexico and winter primarily in South America.
- DIET - Yellow-billed cuckoos primarily eat large insects including caterpillars. katydids, cicadas, grasshoppers and crickets. They also occasionally eat bird eggs, snails, small vertebrates such as frogs and lizards and some fruits and seeds. The chicks are feed on regurgitated insects.
- FACTS - Cuckoos are one of the few birds that can digest hairy caterpillars like the tent caterpillar and the gypsy moth larvae.