This taxon is Not Recognised as a species by BirdLife International.
Coccyzus merlini and C. bahamensis (del Hoyo and Collar 2014) were previously lumped as C. merlini following AOU (2006), and before then were placed in the genus Saurothera as S. merlini following Sibley and Monroe (1990, 1993).
BirdLife International (2016) Species factsheet: Coccyzus merlini. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 06/12/2016. Recommended citation for factsheets for more than one species: BirdLife International (2016) IUCN Red List for birds. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 06/12/2016.