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Dwarf Cuckoo

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Brown upperparts, face, throat and upper breast rufous, belly and undertail pale cream, underside of tail feathers medium brown with black subterminal and pale terminal bands. Notice the lack of a black bandits mask in face. Eye is red, bill dark, and legs dark. Brown upperparts, face, throat and upper breast rufous, belly and undertail pale cream, underside of tail feathers medium brown with black subterminal and pale terminal bands. Notice the lack of a black bandits mask in face. Eye is red, bill dark, and legs dark.
==Distribution== ==Distribution==
-Northern [[Colombia]], and northern and central [[Venezuela]]. Vagrant in [[Panama]] and [[Brazil]].+[[South America]]: found in Northern [[Colombia]] and northern and central [[Venezuela]].
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 +Vagrant in [[Panama]] and [[Brazil]].
==Taxonomy== ==Taxonomy==
This is a [[Dictionary_M-S#M|monotypic]] species<sup>[[#References|[1]]]</sup>. This is a [[Dictionary_M-S#M|monotypic]] species<sup>[[#References|[1]]]</sup>.
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==External Links== ==External Links==
-{{GSearch|Coccycua+pumil}}+{{GSearch|Cuckoo+pumil}}
-{{GSearch|Coccyzus+pumilus Use ''Coccyzus pumilus'' to}}+ 
[[Category:Birds]][[Category:Coccycua]] [[Category:Birds]][[Category:Coccycua]]

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Photo by Robert_ScanlonSonso, near Cali, Colombia, March 2006
Photo by Robert_Scanlon
Sonso, near Cali, Colombia, March 2006
Coccycua pumila

Coccyzus pumilus

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Identification

Brown upperparts, face, throat and upper breast rufous, belly and undertail pale cream, underside of tail feathers medium brown with black subterminal and pale terminal bands. Notice the lack of a black bandits mask in face. Eye is red, bill dark, and legs dark.

Distribution

South America: found in Northern Colombia and northern and central Venezuela.

Vagrant in Panama and Brazil.

Taxonomy

This is a monotypic species[1].

It has in the past been placed in genus Micrococcyx or in Coccyzus.

Habitat

JuvenilePhoto by BananafishbonesSan Pablo Marshes, Venezuela, March 2012
Juvenile
Photo by Bananafishbones
San Pablo Marshes, Venezuela, March 2012

Gallery forest, more open areas with some trees or scrub. Increasing in areas with deforestation. Marshland and agricultural areas.

Behaviour

Usually solitary.

References

  1. Clements, JF. 2011. The Clements Checklist of Birds of the World. 6th ed., with updates to August 2011. Ithaca: Cornell Univ. Press. ISBN 978-0801445019. Spreadsheet available at http://www.birds.cornell.edu/clementschecklist/downloadable-clements-checklist
  2. SACC proposal to use genus Coccycua for this species
  3. Restall et al. 2006. Birds of Northern South America. Yale University Press. ISBN 9780300124156
  4. Ridgely & Gwynne 1989. Birds of Panama. Princeton Paperbacks. ISBN 0691025126
  5. Wikipedia
  6. BF Member observations

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