Chestnut-bellied Cuckoo

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The Chestnut-bellied Cuckoo was a much sought-after endemic while we were in Jamaica.  We had pretty good looks at one on the grounds the Mockingbird Hotel B&B.  At first this one was buried in the midst of a tree on the side of the valley in the San San Preserve we were walking in.  Most of the group moved on after getting some views of the bird but I lingered back and our guide Jay said, “Keep watching.  I bet he’ll come out on that branch.”  Sure enough the cuckoo walked out of the thicket on the branch and gave some spectacular views.

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Looks like a thin robin with a long white beard!