French: Tacco cabrite German: Dominikanerkuckuck Spanish: Cuco picogordo de La Española
Other common names:
mountain forests of Dominican Republic
Hispaniola: definitely present only at two sites in Dominican Republic (Sierra de Bahoruco and N slope of Cordillera Central#R); extremely rare, or even extinct, in Haiti and extinct on Gonâve I#R#R.
46–51 cm; 128 g (one male). Adult grey above, chestnut on primaries, chin to breast dark chestnut, belly pale rufous, tail long with broad white tips; eyelids yellow, iris... read more
Guttural crow-like call, “ú-wack-ú-wack-ú-wack-”; also bleats like a lamb.
Tropical deciduous forest in arid lowlands to mountain rain forest. Lowlands to 900+ m.
Food and feeding
Insects, including grasshoppers, mantids, grubs and caterpillars, pentatomids and beetles; also lizards, mice. One stomach contained 92%... read more
Virtually unknown. Season Feb–Jun (onset of wet season). One bird in May had an egg in the oviduct, ready to be laid. Nests in trees... read more
Status and conservation
ENDANGERED. A shy species which remains in cover, this cuckoo is apparently rare to uncommon within its restricted range. It is considered endangered because of an evident... read more
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