Birds of Venezuela BETA

    CUCULIFORMES: Cuculidae (Cuckoos)  
Genus: Coccyzus (6 species, 13 worldwide)

Yellow-billed Cuckoo
Yellow-billed Cuckoo (Coccyzus americanus)
Sopetran, Antioquia, Colombia  

{Northern migrant}.

Black-billed Cuckoo
Black-billed Cuckoo (Coccyzus erythropthalmus)
Stony Brook, New York, USA
  Note red eye-ring.
Photograph by Wolfgang Wander     Copyright and usage info

Migratory, and less common than [Yellow-billed Cuckoo].

Pearly-breasted Cuckoo
Pearly-breasted Cuckoo (Coccyzus euleri)
REGUA, Cachoeiras de Macacu, RJ, Brazil
  Non-migratory, and very similar to migratory [Yellow-billed Cuckoo], but no rufous on wings.

Grey-capped Cuckoo
Grey-capped Cuckoo (Coccyzus lansbergi)
El Tambo, Santa Elena province, Ecuador  
Photograph by Tropical Birding (Nick Athanas)   © All Rights Reserved.

Dark-billed Cuckoo
Dark-billed Cuckoo (Coccyzus melacoryphus)
Puerto NariƱo, Amazonas, Colombia  

Mangrove Cuckoo
Mangrove Cuckoo (Coccyzus minor)
Manuel Antonio, Costa Rica  

Secretive and local in mangrove habitats. Note black mask and off-white belly.

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