Concept

Bay-breasted cuckoo

Summary
The bay-breasted cuckoo (Coccyzus rufigularis) is an Endangered species of bird in the tribe Phaenicophaeini, subfamily Cuculinae of the cuckoo family Cuculidae. It is endemic to the Dominican Republic on the Caribbean island of Hispaniola; it is possibly extirpated in Haiti. Taxonomy and systematics The bay-breasted cuckoo was at one time placed in the genus Piaya which was later merged into Hyetornis. That genus was then merged into the current Coccyzus. The species is monotypic. It is locally known as "cúa" in Spanish and "tako kabrit" in Haitian Creole. Description The bay-breasted cuckoo is long, about half of which is the tail. One male specimen weighed . The species' bill is stout and decurved, with a black maxilla and a yellow mandible. Males and females have the same plumage. Adults have gray upperparts with chestnut on the wing's primaries, a gray face, a dark chestnut chin and breast, a pale rufous
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