French: Guira cantara German: Guirakuckuck Spanish: Pirincho
J. F. Gmelin
E & S Brazil from extreme S Amapá and Pará S to Bolivia, Paraguay, N & E Argentina and Uruguay.
36–42 cm (including tail of c. 20 cm); male 128·6–168·2 g, female 103–168·6 g. Adult shaggy-looking above, back and wings white-... read more
Noisy, plaintive whistles, “pio...pio...pio...pr...prr...prrr”, also guttural calls, a... read more
Second-growth scrub, drier tree and scrub savanna and scrub woodlands, pampas, pastures, coastal... read more
Food and feeding
Insects, grasshoppers, cicadas, flying termites, spiders, frogs, lizards, snakes; eggs and nestlings of small birds; takes mice and rats in... read more
In Brazil, some nest in dry months May–Aug but mainly in rains during Aug–Nov near Brasília, also Aug–Nov near Rio... read more
Resident. A vagrant (or escaped captive?) was found emaciated in Curaçao, though species... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. Generally common. Has extended its range during the last 100 years, entering fields occupying deforested areas; common in Mato Grosso, SC Brazil, and... read more
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