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Category:Coccyzus - BirdForum Opus

Genus: Coccyzus


Thirteen species of Cuckoo from the Americas.
They all have brownish plumage with paler underparts and aren't brood parasites.


Coccyzus is a genus in the family Cuculidae.
It includes the species previously placed in genus Saurothera and Hyetornis.

Genus Coccyzus viewedit
C. melacoryphus Dark-billed Cuckoo
C. americanus Yellow-billed Cuckoo
C. euleri Pearly-breasted Cuckoo
C. minor Mangrove Cuckoo
C. ferrugineus Cocos Cuckoo
C. erythropthalmus Black-billed Cuckoo
C. lansbergi Gray-capped Cuckoo
C. pluvialis Chestnut-bellied Cuckoo
C. rufigularis Bay-breasted Cuckoo
C. vetula Jamaican Lizard Cuckoo
C. vieilloti Puerto Rican Lizard Cuckoo
C. merlini Great Lizard Cuckoo
C. longirostris Hispaniolan Lizard Cuckoo


  1. Clements, J. F., T. S. Schulenberg, M. J. Iliff, B.L. Sullivan, C. L. Wood, and D. Roberson. 2013. The eBird/Clements checklist of birds of the world: Version 6.8., with updates to August 2013. Downloaded from http://www.birds.cornell.edu/clementschecklist/download/
  2. Del Hoyo, J, A Elliot, and J Sargatal, eds. 1997. Handbook of the Birds of the World. Volume 4: Sandgrouse to Cuckoos. Barcelona: Lynx Edicions. ISBN 978-8487334221

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