Yellow-billed cuckoo

Yellow-billed cuckoos are among the most common summer breeders in Mississippi. The number of observations (blocks in blue) is somewhat inaccurate because this species begins breeding in Mississippi before all of the late migrants have passed through the state; accordingly, the safe dates do not accurately reflect breeding status.

This bird can often be confirmed by finding a nest or by watching adults carry nesting materials or food for young.

In Mississippi, this species can be found in a variety of habitats from old hardwood stands to Delta farm edges to overgrown areas in urban areas.

Photo by Gene & Shannon Knight Photo by Jerry Litton

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