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.
48 cm; 128 g. Adult grey above, chestnut on primaries, chin to breast dark chestnut, belly pale rufous, tail long with broad white tips; eyelids yellow, iris brown, decurved... 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. Forages in middle storey and... read more
Virtually unknown. One bird in May had an egg in the oviduct, ready to be laid. Nests in trees, on a platform of sticks. Eggs 2, white.
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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