Mangrove Cuckoo (a bird a day)

The Mangrove Cuckoo is a cute little bird with an extremely interesting and almost funny call (sound). Listen to this bird at Bird Watcher’s Digest (yes, I do subscribe to this magazine!) Don’t you think it makes interesting sounds? I also like its curved beak. It curves downwards like a hook. The Mangrove Cuckoo breeds in Florida but then heads to the tropics for winter. It prefers to frequent the local swamp. Anyone know why?

And yes, I also found this little bird in Luke Dempsey’s book, “A Supremely Bad Idea: Three Mad Birder’s and Their Quest To See It All.”

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