French: Géocoucou faisan German: Fasanenkuckuck Spanish: Cuclillo faisán
Tonantins, Amazonas, north-west Brazil
S Mexico (Guerrero and Veracruz to Yucatán and Chiapas) to Panama, Colombia, Venezuela, the Guianas, Ecuador, Brazil and Amazonian Peru, then on to Bolivia, Paraguay and N Argentina.
33–41 cm; male 78–100 g, female 86·8–98·1 g. Adult small-headed, thin-necked, dark brown above with scaly feathers, short rufous crest, white... read more
Melancholy whistles, “se-sée-werrrrrr”, final note quavering; also a four-note... read more
Tropical lowland evergreen forest, flooded tropical evergreen forest, tropical deciduous forest,... read more
Food and feeding
Insects, including large grasshoppers; lizards.
Breeds Apr–Jun in Oaxaca. Brood-parasitic: hosts are birds laying in open or covered nests, include tyrant-flycatchers (Eye-ringed... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. Widespread, but uncommon to rare and local; secretive and solitary behaviour make it difficult to assess numbers and relative abundance, but species... read more
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