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Coccyzus ferrugineus

Identification

33 cm

  • Greyish-brown upperparts
  • Buff underparts
  • Grey crown
  • Black mask
  • Rufous wings
  • Black tail
  • Yellow eye ring
  • Black bill
  • Yellow lower mandible, tipped black

Distribution

Central America: found only on Cocos Island, (off western Costa Rica).

Taxonomy

This is a monotypic species[1].

Habitat

Humid lowland forests, moist montanes, moist shrubland.

Behaviour

Diet

The diet includes large insects and lizards.

References

  1. Clements, JF. 2010. The Clements Checklist of Birds of the World. 6th ed., with updates to December 2010. Ithaca: Cornell Univ. Press. ISBN 978-0801445019. Spreadsheet available at http://www.birds.cornell.edu/clementschecklist/Clements%206.5.xls/view
  2. BirdLife International

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