Exhausted visitor

Although this beautiful bird seems to look okay, it is actually in pretty poor condition. It is a Yellow-billed Cuckoo (Coccyzus americanus), a visitor to Curacao and passage migrant that came all the way from North America. In general these birds need serious food replenishment on arrival, before they regain the strength to continue their journey to South America. A hefty meal of caterpillars, beetles and cockroaches will do the trick. On the other hand, some records show that numerous […] Read more »