Mangrove Cuckoo (Coccyzus minor) in Abary, Mahaica-Berbice (Photo by Kester Clarke www.kesterclarke.net)

The Mangrove cuckoo (Coccyzus minor) is a species of cuckoo that is native to the Neotropics.

Adults have a long tail, brown above and black-and-white below, and a black curved bill with yellow on the lower mandible. The head and upper parts are brown. There is a yellow ring around the eye. This bird is best distinguished by its black facial mask and buffy underparts.

It feeds on caterpillars and grasshoppers, but will also take other  insects,  spiders, snails, small lizards, and fruit.

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