My adventures in the woods, streams, rivers, fields, and lakes of Michigan

Cuckoos, Roadrunners, and Anis

Cuckoos, Roadrunners, and Anis

Order: Cuculiformes Family: Cuculidae
The family Cuculidae includes cuckoos, roadrunners and anis. These birds are of variable size with slender bodies, long tails and strong legs. Unlike the cuckoo species of the Old World, North American cuckoos are not brood parasites. There are 2 Michigan species.
Black-billed Cuckoo, Coccyzus erythropthalmus
Yellow-billed Cuckoo, Coccyzus americanus


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