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Yellow-Billed Cuckoo (Coccyzus americanus)

Federal Register | Recovery | Critical Habitat | Conservation Plans | Petitions | Life History

Listing Status:   

General Information

Size: 31 cm (12 in) in length. Color: Brownish above and white below; with rusty colored flight feathers. The upper mandible of the bill is black and the lower mandible is yellow. The under side of the tail has pairs of large white spots.

 
Current Listing Status Summary
Status Date Listed Lead Region Where Listed
11-03-2014 California/Nevada Region (Region 8) Western U.S. DPS

» Federal Register Documents

Federal Register Documents
Date Citation Page Title
07-25-2001 66 FR 38611 38626 ETWP; 12-Month Finding for a Petition to List the Yellow-billed Cuckoo (Coccyzus americanus) in the Western Continental United States
11-21-1991 56 FR 58804 58836 ETWP; Animal Candidate Review for Listing as Endangered or Threatened Species; 56 FR 58804 58836
10-30-2001 66 FR 54808 54832 ETWP; Review of Plant and Animal Species That Are Candidates or Proposed for Listing as Endangered or Threatened,Annual Notice of Findings on Recycled Petitions, and Annual Description of Progress on Listing Actions; Proposed Rule
12-29-1988 53 FR 52746 52749 Findings on Pending Petitions & Description of Progress on Listing Actions; 53 FR 52746-52749
05-11-2005 70 FR 24870 24934 Endangered and Threatened Wildlife and Plants; Review of Native Species That Are Candidates or Proposed for Listing as Endangered or Threatened; Annual Notice of Findings on Resubmitted Petitions; Annual Description of Progress on Listing Actions; Proposed Rule
11-21-2012 77 FR 69993 70060 Review of Native Species That Are Candidates for Listing as Endangered or Threatened; Annual Notice of Findings on Resubmitted Petitions; Annual Description of Progress on Listing Actions
07-27-2007 72 FR 54922 54923 Virgin River Habitat Conservation and Recovery Program, Clark County, NV
04-10-2014 79 FR 19860 19861 Proposed Threatened Status for the Western Distinct Population Segment of the Yellow-Billed Cuckoo (Coccyzus americanus)
02-17-2000 65 FR 8104 8107 Notice of 90-Day Finding for a Petition To List the Yellow-billed Cuckoo as Endangered and Commencement of a Status Review
06-13-2002 67 FR 40657 40679 Endangered and Threatened Wildlife and Plants; Review of Species That Are Candidates or Proposed for Listing as Endangered or Threatened; Annual Notice of Findings on Recycled Petitions; Annual Description of Progress on Listing Actions
01-06-1989 54 FR 554 579 ETWP; Animal Notice of Review; 54 FR 554 579
10-26-2011 76 FR 66370 66439 Review of Native Species That Are Candidates for Listing as Endangered or Threatened; Annual Notice of Findings on Resubmitted Petitions; Annual Description of Progress on Listing Actions
12-26-2013 78 FR 78321 78322 Proposed Threatened Status for the Western Distinct Population Segment of the Yellow-Billed Cuckoo (Coccyzus americanus)
12-10-2008 73 FR 75176 75244 Review of Native Species That Are Candidates for Listing as Endangered or Threatened; Annual Notice of Findings on Resubmitted Petitions; Annual Description of Progress on Listing Actions; Proposed Rule
11-29-2002 67 FR 71193 71194 Notice of Availability of Final Environmental Impact Statement adn Final, Roosevelt Habitat Conservation Plan for Incidental Take by the Salt River Project.
09-27-2007 72 FR 54922 54923 Virgin River Habitat Conservation and Recovery Program, Clark County, NV, Notice of intent to prepare an environmental impact statement (EIS) and notice of public meetings
11-10-2010 75 FR 69222 69294 Review of Native Species That Are Candidates for Listing as Endangered or Threatened; Annual Notice of Findings on Resubmitted Petitions; Annual Description of Progress on Listing Actions; Proposed Rule
09-18-1985 50 FR 37958 37967 Review of Vertebrate Wildlife; Notice of Review; 50 FR 37958-37967
12-06-2007 72 FR 69034 69106 Review of Native Species That Are Candidates for Listing as Endangered or Threatened; Annual Notice of Findings on Resubmitted Petitions; Annual Description of Progress on Listing Actions; Proposed Rule
05-04-2004 69 FR 24876 24904 Review of Species That Are Candidates or Proposed for Listing as Endangered or Threatened; Annual Notice of Findings on Resubmitted Petitions; Annual Description of Progress on Listing Actions
12-02-2014 79 FR 71373 71375 Designation of Critical Habitat for the Western Distinct Population Segment of the Yellow-Billed Cuckoo (Coccyzus americanus)
11-15-1994 59 FR 58982 59028 ETWP; Animal Candidate Review for Listing as Endangered or Threatened Species.
11-09-2009 74 FR 57804 57878 Review of Native Species That Are Candidates for Listing as Endangered or Threatened; Annual Notice of Findings on Resubmitted Petitions; Annual Description of Progress on Listing Actions
10-03-2014 79 FR 59991 60038 Determination of Threatened Status for the Western Distinct Population Segment of the Yellow-billed Cuckoo (Coccyzus americanus)
11-12-2014 79 FR 67154 67155 Designation of Critical Habitat for the Western Distinct Population Segment of the Yellow-Billed Cuckoo (Coccyzus americanus)
09-12-2006 71 FR 53756 53835 Review of Native Species That Are Candidates or Proposed for Listing as Endangered or Threatened; Annual Notice of Findings on Resubmitted Petitions; Annual Description of Progress on Listing Actions
01-21-1987 52 FR 2239 2242 Findings on Petitions & Initiation of Status Reviews; 52 FR 2239-2242
08-15-2014 79 FR 48547 48652 Designation of Critical Habitat for the Western Distinct Population Segment of the Yellow-Billed Cuckoo
12-30-1982 47 FR 58454 58460 Review of Vertebrate Wildlife for Listing as End. or Thr. Species
03-14-2005 70 FR 12497 12498 Preparation of an Environmental Impact Statement for the North County Multiple Species Conservation Program, San Diego, CA
10-03-2013 78 FR 61621 61666 Proposed Threatened Status for the Western Distinct Population Segment of the Yellow-billed Cuckoo (Coccyzus americanus); Proposed Rule
01-09-2001 66 FR 1633 1634 Re-opening of the Public Comment Period for Status Review of the Yellow-Billed Cuckoo in the Western United States
01-07-2005 70 FR 1457 1458 Environmental Analysis and Notice of Public Scoping Meeting Related tothe San Luis Valley Regional Habitat Conservation Plan

» Recovery

No recovery information is available for the Yellow-Billed Cuckoo, Western U.S. DPS.

» Critical Habitat

Date Citation Page Title Document Type Status
08-15-2014 79 FR 48547 48652 Designation of Critical Habitat for the Western Distinct Population Segment of the Yellow-Billed Cuckoo Proposed Rule Proposed

To learn more about critical habitat please see http://ecos.fws.gov/crithab

» Conservation Plans

Habitat Conservation Plans (HCP) (learn more)
HCP Plan Summaries
Cal. Dept. of Corrections Statewide Electrified Fence Project
Clark County Multiple Species HCP (7 permittees)
Lower Colorado River MSCP
Lower Colorado River Multi-Species Conservation Plan (LCR MSCP)
Malpai Borderlands
Salt River Project Horseshoe and Bartlett HCP
Salt River Project Roosevelt Lake Habitat Conservation Plan
San Joaquin County Multi-Species Habitat Conservation and Open Space Plan
San Luis Valley
Western Riverside MSHCP (One permit w/ 22 permittees)

» Petitions

» Life History

No Life History information has been entered into this system for this species.

» Other Resources

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