Mangrove Cuckoo Coccyzus minor

  • Order: Cuculiformes
  • Family: Cuculidae
  • Monotypic
  • Authors: John D. Lloyd

Priorities for Future Research

Very little is known of the natural history of Mangrove Cuckoo, despite it being relatively common and widespread. Basic demographic data - reproductive success and survival, in particular - would be especially useful, as would better estimates of density in different locations and in different habitats. It remains unclear which, if any, populations are migratory. In a related vein, the rate of inter-population movement is also unknown, but is important from a conservation standpoint as it speaks to the possibility of rescue effects, in which more robust populations may sustain populations on small, isolated islands or at the edges of the species' geographic range.

Recommended Citation

Lloyd, J. D. (2014). Mangrove Cuckoo (Coccyzus minor), version 1.0. In Neotropical Birds Online (T. S. Schulenberg, Editor). Cornell Lab of Ornithology, Ithaca, NY, USA.