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yellow-billed cuckoo

[yel-oh-bild] /ˈyɛl oʊˌbɪld/
a North American cuckoo, Coccyzus americanus, that has a yellow bill and, unlike many cuckoos, constructs its own nest and rears its own young.
Origin of yellow-billed cuckoo
1805-15, Americanism Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • Generally shy and elusive, the yellow-billed cuckoo can be easily overlooked.
  • Among those on the list are the desert tortoise, the arroyo toad and the yellow-billed cuckoo.
  • Other rare species include the western yellow-billed cuckoo and valley elderberry longhorn beetle.
  • Other enticing species include the green kingfisher, northern beardless-tyrannulet and yellow-billed cuckoo.
  • Of these species, only the yellow-billed cuckoo has any habitat near the subject sale parcel.

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