Jamaican lizard cuckoo

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Jamaican lizard cuckoo
Jamaican Lizard-Cuckoo.jpg
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Cuculiformes
Family: Cuculidae
Genus: Coccyzus
Species: C. vetula
Binomial name
Coccyzus vetula
(Linnaeus, 1758)

Saurothera vetula

The Jamaican lizard cuckoo (Coccyzus vetula) is a species of cuckoo in the Cuculidae family. It is endemic to Jamaica. Its natural habitats are subtropical or tropical dry forests and subtropical or tropical moist lowland forests.


  1. ^ BirdLife International. (2016). Coccyzus vetula. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species doi:10.2305/IUCN.UK.2016-3.RLTS.T22684399A93028266.en

Further reading[edit]

  • Raffaele, Herbert; James Wiley, Orlando Garrido, Allan Keith & Janis Raffaele (2003) Birds of the West Indies, Christopher Helm, London.