Native to the Neotropics, the Mangrove Cuckoo can be distinguished through its black face, black and white feathers, a white and yellow body and long tail. Its beak is black with a yellow underneath. And its eyes have a yellow ring around its edge.
What has the Cuckoo Bird to do with the clock?
There are over 100 species of Cuckoo. You may well be familiar with the name “Cuckoo” though, because of its connection with the popularised mid-1850’s cuckoo clock.
The origins of the cuckoo clock lies someone between Switzerland and the Black Forests of Germany. Why the cuckoo bird though? Well it may be because of the brisk manner in which they move about. As if in a hurry – aptly expressed in a post right here.