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this is a fall migration bird found on the gulf coastal area of Texas. •Slender, medium-sized bird. •Long tail with large white spots along edges. •Dull brown back. •Underside whitish. •Bill black above, with yellow lower mandible. •Rufous in wings.
Open woodlands with clearings and dense scrubby vegetation, often along water.
•Like the Black-billed Cuckoo, the young Yellow-billed Cuckoo develops incredibly quickly. The entire period from egg laying to fledgling leaving the nest lasts only 17 days. On day six or seven after hatching, the feathers of the young burst out of their sheaths, allowing the nestling to become fully feathered in two hours.