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Yellow-billed Cuckoos won't visit feeders or use nest boxes. They feed primarily on insects and are especially fond of tent caterpillars.
The other cuckoos in Florida are the less common Black-billed Cuckoo, a spring and fall migrant, the secretive Mangrove Cuckoo, a rare species and resident of south-central and south Florida mangrove habitats, the uncommon Smooth-billed Ani, a resident of central and south Florida, and the Groove-billed Ani, a rare fall and winter visitor.

name area season diet/native food plants
Yellow-billed CuckooNCSSpSuFW-Bcaterpillars*, other insects
wild cherry
N=north  C=central  S=south
Sp=spring  Su=summer  F=fall  W=winter
B=breeds in Florida during season(s) underlined  M=Migrant

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