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Papagayo Bay, Guanacaste
Costa Rica


Make Canon EOS 7D
Lens Canon EF 100-400 mm f/4.5-5.6L IS USM   at 640 mm
Exposure 1/1000 s, f/5.6, ISO 250
Image size 800 x 534 pixels

IOC Names

Deutsch  Mangrovekuckuck Dutch  Mangrovekoekoek
Italian  Cuculo delle mangrovie Spanish  Cuclillo de Manglar


This cuckoo is found primarily in mangrove swamps. It usually nests 6.69.8 ft above water in a mangrove tree. The female lays 2-4 eggs with both adults sharing in feeding the young bird. It prefers caterpillars and grasshoppers, but will also take other various invertebrateslizards, and fruit.


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Mangrove Cuckoo
Coccyzus minor
Coulicou manioc

Jean-Michel PAULUS