French: Géocoucou de Pucheran German: Rotschnabel-Grundkuckuck Spanish: Cuco hormiguero piquirrojo
Rio Yaguas, Peru
Subspecies and Distribution
N. p. pucheranii
(Deville, 1851) – Amazonian Colombia (rare in SE)#R, Peru, Ecuador (rare in NE)#R and W Brazil N of R Amazon.
N. p. lepidophanes
Todd, 1925 – Amazonian Peru and W Brazil S of R Amazon.
43–51 cm; one male 330 g. Adult green-glossed brown above, crest black with purple gloss, wings rufous, outer primaries black, glossed violet, tail green-glossed... read more
Calls include a roaring hum like a curassow (Crax), heard once between c. 03:00 hours and... read more
Tropical lowland evergreen forest of upper Amazonia; to date found exclusively in well-drained... read more
Food and feeding
Insects, but also fruits (including Inga punctata, Salacia juruana, Abutta sp., Rheedia sp., and... read more
Insufficient data, but presumably non-parasitic like other Neomorphus. Clutch reportedly two eggs. Nestling in Peru in Feb: buffy... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. A rare species, about which little is known. Not often seen. Reported sightings in S Colombia (Amazonas) and E Ecuador indicate that its range may... read more
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