Northern Prairie Wildlife Research Center
STATUS: Rare and local.
HABITAT: Inhabits red and black mangrove thickets and swamps near saltwater, and upland hardwood hummocks.
NEST: Typically builds nest on a horizontal mangrove branch, that is indistinguishable from the nest of the yellow-billed cuckoo.
FOOD: Often feeds in open fields and clearings near thickets on caterpillars and other insects, spiders, and a few small fruits and wild berries.
REFERENCES: Bent 1940a, Harrison 1975, Sykes in Farrand 1983b, Terres 1980.