Songs and calls of some New York State birds


Audio files are mp3 files.
Images are adapted from drawings by Chester A. Reed, B. S. in Chapman.

Yellow-billed Cuckoo
Coccyzus americanus
"... cow, cow, cow, cow, cow, cow." (Chapman)
"... a series of clucks that become slower and run down the scale at the end (Puleston)
Long Island, June, 1996.

The cuckoo is endangered. See the Center for Biological Diversity's Yellow-Billed Cuckoo page for more information.

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Tony Phillips
Math Dept, Stony Brook University
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August 1 2014