Globally endangered (EN) (Source: IUCN Red List)


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    • Coccyzus rufigularis
    • Hyetornis rufigularis
  • English
    • Bay-breasted Cuckoo
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    • BBRC

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Bay-breasted Cuckoo Coccyzus rufigularis




May 1, 2014




Bay Breasted Cuckoo hopping from tree top to tree top. Unfortunately no frontal shot.

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Description from Wikipedia

The Bay-breasted Cuckoo (Coccyzus rufigularis) is a species of cuckoo that is endemic to the island of Hispaniola in the Caribbean. It has a length of roughly 45–50 centimetres (18–20 in). C. rufigularis possesses a curved bill, a burnt reddish throat and breast, a black tail, and white-tipped retrices. In the Dominican Republic, it is known locally as "Cúa". "Cua" comes from the call it makes, followed by a "u-ak-u-ak-ak-ak-ak-ak-ak ak-ak" sound. Its preferred habitat seems to...

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Conservation Summary

    Source: BirdLife International (2011) IUCN Red List for birds. Downloaded from on 31/07/2011.