Mangrove Cuckoos, About

Mangrove Cuckoos (Coccyzus minor) are a rare inhabitant of the mangrove forests and woodlands of southern Florida. A tropical species, they are found nowhere else in the United States. Weighing, on average, 65 grams (about the same as 12 quarters), their black mask, two-toned bill and bright buffy underparts are what distinguishes them from their close relatives, the Yellow-billed and Black-billed Cuckoo.

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Mangrove Cuckoos, About 3

Mangrove Cuckoos are commonly described as a secretive species because they vocalize infrequently and inhabit dense mangrove vegetation, wh