Cocos Cuckoo Coccyzus ferrugineus

Javier Tenorio Brenes
Version: 2.0 — Published October 22, 2020


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Presumed Juvenile.

The throat, chest and belly are whitish, and the wing coverts are pale grayish. The mandible is pale yellow.


The pattern on the underside of the tail is less distinct than in the adult.

Presumed Juvenile.

The color contrast between the back and the head is less than that shown by adults, and the mask also is less contrasting than in the adult.

Presumed Adult.

Grayish brown above. Forecrown and crown slate, with a narrow blackish facial mask. Remiges rufous.

Presumed Adult.

Throat and breast buffy white, becoming rich buff on belly and undertail coverts. Underside of rectrices black, the feathers broadly white-tipped.

Feeding upon insect.
Feeding upon caterpillar.
With insect prey.
Adult feeding young.

Recommended Citation

Tenorio Brenes, J. (2020). Cocos Cuckoo (Coccyzus ferrugineus), version 2.0. In Birds of the World (T. S. Schulenberg, S. M. Billerman, and B. K. Keeney, Editors). Cornell Lab of Ornithology, Ithaca, NY, USA. https://doi.org/10.2173/bow.coccuc1.02