Dark-billed Cuckoo Coccyzus melacoryphus

  • Order: Cuculiformes
  • Family: Cuculidae
  • Monotypic
  • Authors: Adam Damon



Dark-billed Cuckoos usually are perch at mid heights in trees or shrubs, but occasionally enter the open. Like other species of Coccyzus, Dark-billed Cuckoos often are quiet and inconspicuous. They also enjoy sunbathing and dustbathing (Sick 1993).


No descriptions of specific territorial behavior have been reported.

Sexual Behavior

No descriptions of specific mating displays have been reported.

Social and interspecific behavior

Dark-billed Cuckoo usually is solitary.


No specific predators have been reported.

Recommended Citation

Damon, A. (2012). Dark-billed Cuckoo (Coccyzus melacoryphus), version 1.0. In Neotropical Birds Online (T. S. Schulenberg, Editor). Cornell Lab of Ornithology, Ithaca, NY, USA. https://doi.org/10.2173/nb.dabcuc1.01