Living the Scientific Life (Scientist, Interrupted)

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[Mystery bird] Yellow-billed Cuckoo, Coccyzus americanus, photographed at High Island, Texas. [I will identify this bird for you in 48 hours]

Image: Joseph Kennedy, 19 May 2009 [larger view].

Nikon D200, Kowa 883 telescope with TSN-PZ camera eyepiece 1/500s f/8.0 at 1000.0mm iso400.

Please name at least one field mark that supports your identification.

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  1. #1 Laney Rickman
    August 31, 2009

    Mystery bird is a Yellow-billed Cuckoo

    yellow bill

  2. #2 Dan
    August 31, 2009

    Yep, Yellow-billed Cuckoo. Not just the yellow bill gives it away – also the long tail, and I think I can make out the thick barring.

  3. #3 arby
    August 31, 2009

    I loves ‘em. rb

  4. #4 PaWalleye
    August 31, 2009

    most definitely Yellow Billed Cuckoo–no question.

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