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Pheasant Cuckoo

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pheasant cuckoo

Alternate name
Dromococcyx phasianellus Scientific name 
Cuculiformes Order
Neomorphidae Family   
37 cm Length
Mainly tropical lowland moist forest, also swamp & dry forest, below 1,600 m, in:- Argentina, Belize, Bolivia, Brazil, Colombia, Costa Rica, Ecuador, El Salvador, French Guiana, Guatemala, Guyana, Honduras, [Mexico:- Chiapas, Guerrero, Oaxaca, Peru, Puebla, Tabasco, Veracruz, Yucat? Peninsula,] Nicaragua, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Suriname, and Venezuela. Habitat-Altitude-Range
Brood parasite. Clutch  
Mainly insects. Food 
Shy easier to hear than see. Habits
1323 World Number

Least Concern


view photos Photo by RE Houseman all rights reserved

wpe25.jpg (4363 bytes) Pheasant Cuckoo song
(Dromococcyx phasianellus)
Andrew Spencer XC39114
18-09-2009, Brazil
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