French: Tacco de pluie German: Regenkuckuck Spanish: Cuco picogordo de Jamaica
J. F. Gmelin
50 cm; 130 g. Adult large, dull brown above, face and breast light grey, throat paler, belly dark rufous, tail purple-glossed black with broad white tips; orbital skin black... read more
Hoarse “quak-quak-ak-ak-ak-ak”, slow, then accelerating towards end.
Tropical lowland evergreen forest, secondary forest, in thickets in open areas, woodland; in wet... read more
Food and feeding
Lizards, mice, insects, caterpillars, nestlings and eggs. Forages in middle storey and canopy of forest; runs along branches, glides on... read more
Nest a shallow saucer of twigs, placed in tree. Eggs 2–4, white.
Resident. Moves to lower elevations in winter.
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. An uncommon and rather poorly known cuckoo with restricted range; further research and a proper survey of this species' population and status are... read more
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