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Great Lizard-Cuckoo

Tacco de Cuba

Coccyzus merlini

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Life, Habitat & Pictures of the Great Lizard-Cuckoo

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21.7" 55cm " cm 8 oz. 225g Cuculidae Coccyzus merlini

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  • Year Around
  • Winter
Great Lizard-Cuckoo range

The Great Lizard-Cuckoo is the largest cuckoo seen in Cuba. This very attractive bird, recognized by its extraordinary large and long tail, is seen all over the island, mostly in a treed or forested habitat. These cuckoos are also seen in the lower Bahamian islands.

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