Tag: Black-billed Cuckoo

Phylogeny of the cuckoo genus Coccyzus (Aves: Cuculidae): a test of monophyly

Black-billed Cuckoo (Coccyzus erythropthalmus) Science Article 1 abstract Coccyzus comprises nine species of New World cuckoos (Aves: Cuculidae)that breed from southern Canada to central South America. The phylogeny of thisgenus was reconstructed using 2490 base pairs of the mitochondrial genes Janice M. Hughes, Systematics and Biodiversity 4 (4): 483-488, 2006 Download article download full text […]

Erect Posture of the Young Black-billed Cuckoo: An Adaptation for Early Mobility in a Nomadic Species

Black-billed Cuckoo (Coccyzus erythropthalmus) Science Article 2 abstract The vertical or perpendicular pose of the young Black-billed Cuckoo (Coccyzuse rythropthalmush) as been suggestedto function in concealing the young, implicitly from predators (e.g. Herrick 1910, Bent 1940). F. H. Kennard (in Bent 1940: 75-76) gives thefollowing description of a young Black-billed Cuckoo in this pose SPENCER […]


Black-billed Cuckoo (Coccyzus erythropthalmus) Science Article 3 abstract Yellow-billed Cuckoos (Coccyzus americanus) and Black-billed Cuckoos (C. erythropthalmus), although nonparasitic, do from time to time lay their eggs in the nests of each other and of various passerines VAL NOLAN, JR., Condor(77)3:341 Download article download full text (pdf)

Black-billed Cuckoo (Coccyzus erythropthalmus)

[order] CUCULIFORMES | [family] Cuculidae | [latin] Coccyzus erythropthalmus | [UK] Black-billed Cuckoo | [FR] Coulicou a bec noir | [DE] Schwarzschnabel-Kuckuck | [ES] Cuclillo de Ojo Colorado, Cuclillo Piquinegro, Martin-Pescador Amazona (HN) | [NL] Zwartsnavelkoekoek Subspecies Monotypic species Physical charateristics Black-billed cuckoos weigh from 40 to 65 grams. They are 28 to 31 centimeters […]