French: Tacco de pluie German: Regenkuckuck Spanish: Cuco picogordo de Jamaica
J. F. Gmelin
48–56 cm; 130–189 g. Adult large, dull brown above, face and breast light grey, throat paler, belly dark rufous, tail purple-glossed black with broad white tips;... read more
Hoarse “quak-quak-ak-ak-ak-ak”, slow, then accelerating towards end.
Tropical lowland evergreen forest, secondary forest, in thickets in open areas, woodland; in wet... read more
Food and feeding
Lizards, mice, insects, caterpillars, nestlings and eggs. Forages in midstorey and canopy of forest; runs along branches, glides on... read more
Season generally Mar–Jun, but female also incubating Feb. Nest a shallow saucer of twigs, placed in tree up to 10 m above ground.... read more
Resident. Moves to lower elevations in winter.
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened (Least Concern). Restricted-range species: confined to Jamaica EBA. An uncommon and rather poorly known cuckoo with restricted range; further research... read more
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