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Browsing through a species group

Depending on your selection, you can have a family or genus displayed.

You have a number of filter options: a. all, ticked or non-ticked (Default all); b. Geographical areas (default All) and c. checklist to be used (default as per your personal settings - Clements 6.7 for birds and GT 2.0 for non-birds). If you have modified the options, you need to click on "Set Filter" to activate.

* Column 1 gives sequence # based on the checklist that has been filtered
* Column 2 has a green tick marker if you have ticked the taxa
* Column 3 shows the IUCN codes (click on the code and you will be linked to IUCN species info site)

By clicking on on the menu line on any of these 3 columns (and column 5 and 6, see below), it will sort ascendingly or descendingly. You restore to the default sequence by clicking on column 1 until you have sequence #1 at the top.

* Column 4 has a Show/Hide marker for polytypic species (i.e. a species with multiple subspecies) - click on to show the underlying taxa; click again to hide. If you have expanded a number of polytypic species, you can hide them all by clicking on the species group itself.

* Column 5 (English name), column 6 (Scientific name) and, if you have the language option other than English, column 7 (Domestic name) are self-explanatory. The English and scientific names are from the checklist that has been filtered (in this case Clements 6.7). The domestic names come from various sources and translations.

* Column 8 has markers for species or subspecies with photos ( links to Photo Gallery) and those which lack photos ( links to Photo Upload page).

You can set the value on how many entries you want to display at a time. Also, you have a Search field with a predictive search function (starts after you have typed two letters) which is handy when browsing through big species groups like e.g. hummingbirds.

Finally, you will be redirected to the info page of the species which is highlighted in yellow by clicking on it.
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1 Dark-billed Cuckoo
Coccyzus melacoryphus
SA Colombia and Venezuela south to c Argentina and Uruguay
2 Yellow-billed Cuckoo
Coccyzus americanus
NA, MA: Breeding: s Canada to n Mexico and West Indies Non-breeding: SA
3 Pearly-breasted Cuckoo
Coccyzus euleri
SA Colombia, Venezuela and the Guianas to e Paraguay and ne Argentina
4 Mangrove Cuckoo
Coccyzus minor
NA, MA, SA s Florida, Caribbean, MA to ne Brazil
5 Cocos Cuckoo   VU 
Coccyzus ferrugineus
MA Isla del Cocos
6 Black-billed Cuckoo
Coccyzus erythropthalmus
NA: Breeding: sc and se Canada, c and e USA Non-breeding: nw SA
7 Grey-capped Cuckoo
Coccyzus lansbergi
SA: Breeding: Colombia and Venezuela Non-breeding: w SA
8 Chestnut-bellied Cuckoo
Coccyzus pluvialis
NA Jamaica
9 Bay-breasted Cuckoo   EN 
Coccyzus rufigularis
NA Hispaniola
10 Jamaican Lizard Cuckoo
Coccyzus vetula
NA Jamaica
11 Great Lizard Cuckoo
Coccyzus merlini
NA Bahamas, Cuba
    Coccyzus merlini bahamensis
    Coccyzus merlini santamariae
islands off nc Cuba
    Coccyzus merlini merlini
    Coccyzus merlini decolor
Isle of Pines
16 Puerto Rican Lizard Cuckoo
Coccyzus vieilloti
NA Puerto Rico
17 Hispaniolan Lizard Cuckoo
Coccyzus longirostris
NA Hispaniola
    Coccyzus longirostris petersi
La Mahotiere and Gonve Is. (off w Haiti)
    Coccyzus longirostris longirostris
Hispaniola, Sona I.

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