Distribution and Status of the Yellow-billed Cuckoo(Coccyzus americanus) in Wyoming

Yellow-billed Cuckoo (Coccyzus americanus) Science Article 4

abstract

The future federal status of the Yellow-billed Cuckoo (Coccyzus americanus) in NorthAmerica remains unclear. A petition was filed in 1986 to list the western subspecies (C. a.occidentalis) under the Endangered Species Act (ESA). The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service(USFWS) published a 12-month finding in 1998 stating that the petition was not warranted dueto the fact that the petitioned area did not encompass a distinct population segment.

Jason Bennett and Doug Keinath, Wyoming Natural Diversity Database

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