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Coccyzus erythropthalmus Scientific name 
Cuculiformes Order
Coccyzidae Family   
26 - 31cm Length
Forest & shrubland, below 2,000 m, in:- Acores, vagrant, Anguilla, Antigua, Barbuda, Argentina, Bahamas, Barbados, Belize, Bermuda, vagrant, Bolivia, Brazil, [Canada, range.] Cayman Islands, Chile, Colombia , Costa Rica, Cuba, Dominica, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, El Salvador, Europe vagrant, Galapagos vagrant,  Greenland, Guadeloupe, Guatemala, Haiti, Honduras, Iceland, vagrant, Jamaica vagrant, Leeward Islands, Lesser Antilles, Martinique, [Mexico range] , Montserrat, Nicaragua, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Puerto Rico, St.Kitts and Nevis, Saint Lucia, Saint Pierre and Miquelon, vagrant, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Suriname, Trinidad and Tobago, Turks and Caicos Islands,  [USA rangeWindward Islands, Venezuela. Habitat-Altitude-Range

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2 - 5 pale green-blue eggs, incubation by both parents 14 days, fledging takes 14 days. Sometimes parasitic. Clutch  
Invertebrates, birds eggs, berries. Food 
1300 World Number

Least concern.


Video by northflow all rights reserved

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Black-billed Cuckoo song
(Coccyzus erythropthalmus)
Andrew Spencer XC21096
21-06-2008, United States


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view photos Photo July 12, 2008 by guitarmom all rights reserved

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