Dark-billed Cuckoo Coccyzus melacoryphus

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


Conservation Status

Dark-billed Cuckoo is considered to be fairly common throughout its expansive range and populations appear to be stable, although no quantitative data is available. For these reasons, the Dark-Billed Cuckoo is considered a species of Least Concern (BirdLife International 2012).

Effects of human activity on populations

There is anectdotal evidence of a cuckoo population decline on San Cristobal Island in the Galápagos, which may be due to the introduction of exotic diseases into the Galapagos Islands (Gottdenker et al. 2008).

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