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Bad photo--Coccyzus sp?

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This thing flew, with fast wingbeats but not very fast flight, over a wooded yard in a small town in northeastern Ohio, May 19.  Might it be one of the cuckoos?  Or some other genus or family?  I assume it can't be identified to species.


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4 hours ago, RobinHood said:

IMO wings not narrow/pointed enough and tail not long/pointed enough for a cuckoo.

If we keep eliminating species we can see what is left🙂.


I think we can narrow it down to Neoanserae (not a ratite or tinamou, and not in the duck-goose or pheasant-quail orders).  Beyond that, I'm willing to leave it as needing a better picture.

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