French: Piaye nain German: Zwergkuckuck Spanish: Cuclillo enano
Trinidad; error = Venezuela
Colombia (mainly on E slopes of Andes) through upper Orinoco Valley to NE Venezuela; recorded once in N Brazil (Roraima).
21 cm; 36 g. Adult brownish grey above, tail short, brownish grey with subterminal band black, white tip; throat and breast rufous merging to buff on flanks, abdomen white or... read more
Calls “churr”, grating “trrr trrr trrr...”; dawn song “kööa... read more
Tropical deciduous forest, gallery forest, secondary forest; open woodland, pastures with scattered... read more
Food and feeding
Insects, especially caterpillars and treehopper nymphs, taken from trees, shrubs and ground.
Pair may nest all year. Monogamous, some polyandry (female mated with two males, both males helped rear young). Courtship feeding observed... read more
Resident, marked birds remaining on territory all year in Colombia; appearance is seasonal with the... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened (Least Concern). Fairly common, and apparently secure for present. Has recently expanded its range into humid and wet regions where forests have been... read more
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