French: Coulicou à tête grise German: Lansbergkuckuck Spanish: Cuclillo cabecigrís
Santa Fe de Bogotá, Colombia
Mainly N Colombia, NW Venezuela, W Ecuador (mainly S from Manabí and Los Ríos) and extreme NW Peru, with two records in E Panama#R. Regular non-breeding visitor to Peru, but only very rarely on coast S to Arequipa.
25–28 cm; male 46–56 g. Adult rufous-brown above with slate-grey cap reaching to just below eyes, dark rufous-buff below, long graduated black tail with white... read more
Fast series of 6–8 hollow and falling “cu” notes, often with a slight pause... read more
Tropical moist to dry semi-deciduous forest, arid forest, bushy fields, gallery forest, in middle... read more
Food and feeding
Insects, mainly caterpillars and some wasps.
Season Feb–Mar (perhaps Jan–Jun overall) in SW Ecuador, with one record of nest with young from early Aug; one in breeding... read more
Unclear and not well known. Wholly or partly migratory, but movements may be confined to within the... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. Distribution is incompletely known, and species appears to be generally rare within limited known range; few records in Colombia, but occasionally... read more
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