Western yellow-billed cuckoo

Environment & Public Lands
12:11 pm
Tue October 22, 2013

Western Yellow-Billed Cuckoo Proposed as Threatened Species

Western yellow-billed cuckoo (Coccyzus americanus)
U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service

  A bird that spends only a few months in Utah each year could potentially change the way riverbank habitats are managed if it’s listed as a threatened species.  The Western yellow-billed cuckoo lives along river banks in heavy vegetation beneath stands of cottonwood trees.  That riparian habitat is disappearing in the West, and that’s why the U.S.

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