Range. - West Indies, Mexico and South America, north regularly to southern Florida.

This species is very similar to our common Yellow-billed Cuckoo, but the whole underpays are deep buff. It is a common species and nests abundantly in the West Indies, but occurs only in limited numbers in southern Florida. Their nests are shallow platforms of twigs and rootlets, placed in bushes and low trees, and upon which they lay three or four pale greenish blue eggs, similar to those of the Yellow-billed species but averaging smaller; size 1.15 x .85.

Mangrove Cuckoo Yellow billed Cuckoo

Mangrove Cuckoo. Yellow-billed Cuckoo.

386a. Maynard's Cuckoo. Coccyzus Minor Maynardi

Range. - Bahamas; accidental on Florida Keys. This is a slightly smaller and paler form than the preceding.

Light greenish blue

Light greenish blue.