Verification of
Unusual Sight Record
For Utah

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Utah Bird Records Committee

Rec. # 2007-11
Black-billed Cuckoo

Date first observed: 25 May 2007
Capitol Reef NP, Wayne Co.


  • 25 May 2007 - Tim Avery   [Record #2007-11]

Sight Records:

Records Committee Review:



Date Posted (1st round):  27 May 2007 0 acc, 7 not
Date Completed: 30 Jul 2007 Not Accepted

Summary: The shortness of this observation was a concern and without the two most distinctive field marks not being observed (bill color, tail spotting pattern), it was difficult to accept this record.

[Note from committee report] Although observer competence and experience with the species were more than adequate, the Committee did not feel adequate observation time and descriptive details were provided to separate this from other similar species.


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