Dark-billed Cuckoo (Coccyzus melacoryphus)
Dark-billed Cuckoo, Roraima, Brazil, July 2001 - click for larger image Roraima, Brazil
July 2001

Despite its name, the Dark-billed Cuckoos are not brood parasites but rather rear their young in a nest built by themselves.

Its range is from northern South America to northern Chile, central Argentina and Uruguay. It is found in a variety of habitats from forest edges to riverside thickets and more open ranchland.

It is distinguished from other cuckoos by its dark bill, the black mask through its eye and its buffy underparts.

There are illustrations in Hilty & Brown, Plate 12; Ridgely & Greenfield, Plate 33; and Sick, Plate 20.

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