French: Géocoucou à ailes rousses German: Rotschwingen-Grundkuckuck Spanish: Cuco hormiguero alirrufo
G. R. Gray
lower Orinoco River, Venezuela
E & S Venezuela, Guyana and N Brazil (Roraima, near upper R Branco); recorded also in NW Brazil (upper R Negro, Amazonas) and SE Colombia (Sierra del Chiribiquete, Caquetá).
50 cm. Adult dark bronzy-green above, crest purplish-glossed black, head, neck and chest purplish blue-black, throat ashy-white to grey (black on some), dull grey-brown below... read more
Single call a hoot, “whoú”, repeated in no regular pattern, dove-like; also loud snapping of... read more
Tropical lowland evergreen forest, including forest in highlands, in interior foothill zone.... read more
Food and feeding
Diet not recorded, probably similar to that of congeners. Solitary, wary and restless, runs fast on ground, perches in middle branches of... read more
Nest unknown. Eggs yellowish white; 40 x 31 mm.
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. Like its congeners, this is a rare and poorly known species requiring further field research. Known to be sensitive to habitat disturbance.
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