French: Géocoucou pavonin German: Pfauenkuckuck Spanish: Cuclillo pavonino
Araguay, Engenho do Gama and Arimani, Brazil
Very patchily from Colombia#R#R, Venezuela and Guyana through E Peru and Bolivia to Brazil (S to Mato Grosso, Paraná, São Paulo and Rio de Janeiro), Paraguay and N Argentina (Misiones); recorded once in E Ecuador (Napo)#R.
27–30·5 cm; 40·5–54 g. Adult small-headed, thin-necked, dark above, with scaly feathers edged white on outer webs (frosted appearance), crown, face... read more
Call a whistled “püü, pee, püü-pe-pe”, first note lowest, last note... read more
Lowland tropical evergreen forest, montane evergreen forest, scrub thickets, tangled forests with... read more
Food and feeding
Insects. Forages on ground and in forest understorey.
Brood-parasitic: hosts include species with closed or bag-shaped nests (Tyrannidae, Formicariidae). Eggs white with purplish spots; 21 mm... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. A solitary cuckoo, uncommon to rare, not well known, and sensitive to habitat disturbance. Its distribution is patchy and discontinuous, though the... read more
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