The Mangrove Cuckoo (Coccyzus minor) breeds from North Mexico and Florida to Costa Rica. In winters in South America. This bird frequents gallery forest, thickets in dry forest, scrub, mangroves, and forest edge. Adults are 32 cm (12 inches) in height and 65 g in weight.
This large bird has a black mask and buffy underparts. Above grayish-brown, and below pale buff to deep cinnamon-buff. Upper mandible black, lower yellow and legs slaty. It feeds on large insects and Anolis lizards.