Mangrove Cuckoo

Coccyzus minor

Mangrove Cuckoo

Coccyzus minor
Least Concern
Coccyzus minor

Characteristics and Behavior:

The Mangrove Cuckoo is a medium-sized bird with a length of about 11-12 inches (28-30 cm). It has a distinctively long, curved bill and a striking black mask around its eyes, which contrasts with its cinnamon-brown plumage. This species is known for its distinctive call, a series of melodious "coo-coo-coo-coo" notes. Mangrove cuckoos are generally elusive and prefer to stay hidden in the dense vegetation of their habitat which is why they are more often heard than seen.



Fun Facts:

  1. Elusive: Mangrove Cuckoos are known for their secretive and cryptic behavior, making them challenging to spot even in their preferred habitat.
  2. Mimicry: These cuckoos are excellent mimics, often imitating the calls of other bird species, which can add to their elusive nature.
  3. Threatened: In some regions, particularly in Florida, the Mangrove Cuckoo is considered a species of concern due to habitat loss, making it an important focus for conservation efforts.

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“Mangrove Cuckoo Overview, All About Birds, Cornell Lab of Ornithology.” Overview, All About Birds, Cornell Lab of Ornithology, Cornell Lab of Ornithology,