Mangrove Cuckoo

Other Names: none

Distribution: tropical coasts of Central America and the Caribbean.

Description:

Size: 28-33 cm in length with a 38-43 cm wingspan.

Plumage: Adults are brown above, rich buff or tawny below, with a black facial mask. The tail is long and graduated, with black-and-white spots at the tip. The legs are bluish-gray, the bill is downward-curved and black with a yellow lower base, and the eyes are black.

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Mangrove Cuckoo

Mangrove Cuckoo

Bill Shape
curved
long billed
Regions
florida
texas
Tail Shape
rounded-tail
Wing Shape
pointed-wings
Action
flying
swimming
walking
Behavior
flocks
Markings
bold
wingbands
Location
high flying
low flying
north in summer
south in winter
Habitat
Forests
Color
buff
blackandwhite
blue
brown
rust
Body Shape
headcrested
perching
Size
large
medium
Order
cuckoos, anis, roadrunners, turacos and their relatives - cuculiformes
Conservation Status
Least Concern
Bird Species