30 December, 2009

Squirrel Cuckoo

Scientific Name: Piaya cayana

Population Estimate: 5M to 50M

Range / Habitat: Breeds from northwestern Mexico, through Central America, down to northern Argentina and Uruguay. Also found on Trinidad. Habitat is lowland moist forest.

Field Notes: Large, long-tailed cuckoo with unmistakable plumage. Runs along branches, hops from branch to branch, and forages on ground like a squirrel.

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