Cuckoos (Cuculidae)

Cuban Lizard-cuckoo (Saurothera merlini) - HBW 4, p. 597

French: Tacco de Cuba German: Eidechsenkuckuck Spanish: Cuco-lagartero Cubano
Other common names: Great Lizard Cuckoo

Taxonomy: Saurothera merlini d'Orbigny, 1839, Cuba.
Population of Andros has sometimes been separated as race andrina. Four subspecies recognized.

Subspecies and Distribution:

  • bahamensis Bryant, 1864 - Bahama Is of Andros, New Providence and Eleuthera.
  • santamariae Garrido, 1971 - islands off NC Cuba.
  • merlini d'Orbigny, 1839 - Cuba.
  • decolor Bangs & Zappey, 1905 - I of Pines.