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I can't find a photo or identity of the bird I saw yesterday. It was high in a leafless jacaranda tree in a forest.  Between the size of a robin and a crow with a tail much longer than it's body.  The head and back were gray with a white throat and upper belly.  The wings were rufous like a robin. The tail, when it flew, fanned out with a small point in the center of it's tail; certainly not a long trailing tail.  Too far away to see any color on it head.  I've looked under trogons and even stretched for parrots.  Don't know if it's in transit or a local, although I've never seen a bird like this in 15 years.  Help, por favor?  TIA

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Thanks for trying but not even close--waaay too small for the one I saw.

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Mix a Squirrel Cuckoo and a Pheasant Cockoo and it might be close.  It may have been a female and I don't have a description or picture.  You are the closest, I think, mexbound.  Thanks

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WideSky,  I think you won the prize.  I had a hard time finding a plate of the Yellow-Billed Cuckoo but I need to see it again to confirm.  Thanks so much.

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Yup, Angus, that's it.  I found some photos on the internet that are good like this one.  But I haven't seen it again.

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