Coccyzus americanus, commonly known as the Yellow-billed Cuckoo, is a medium-sized bird with a long tail and a yellow bill. It has a grayish-brown back, white underparts, and a white eye-ring. It is found in open woodlands, thickets, and swamps in the eastern and western United States, as well as parts of Mexico and Central America. Its lifespan is typically between 3 and 5 years, and its current population is estimated to be between 1.2 and 2.4 million individuals.
Name Origin: The scientific name of the organism, Coccyzus americanus, is derived from the Greek word "kokkux" meaning "cuckoo" and the Latin word "americanus" meaning "American". This reflects the fact that the organism is a species of cuckoo found in the Americas.
Related Species: Coccyzus erythropthalmus, Coccyzus melacoryphus, Coccyzus vieilloti