Alternative name: Lesser Chestnut Cuckoo
- Coccycua minuta
25 cm (9Âľ in)
- Chestnut upperparts
- Rufous-chestnut throat and breast
- Dark grey lower belly
- Brown tail with white terminal spots
- Red iris and eyering
- Greyish-yellow bill
Immature birds are dark brown with a black bill and lack the white tail tips.
Panama, Colombia, Venezuela, Trinidad, the Guianas, Ecuador, Peru, Bolivia, and Brazil.
This species has alternatively been placed in genus Piaya or genus Coccycua.
There are 5 subspecies:
- Lowlands of eastern Panama and northern Colombia (west of Gulf of UrabĂˇ)
- Extreme eastern Colombia and adjacent western Venezuela
- Colombia west of the Andes and western Ecuador
- North Bolivia (RĂo ChaparĂ© region)
Tropical lowland forest edges, secondary forests and clearings. Mature mangrove swamps, and scrubby woodland near water.
They construct an open, deep twig cup nest, which is placed in thick shrubs. Their clutch contains 2 white eggs.
Diet consists mostly of insects, including caterpillars, wasps, beetles, bugs, flies, as well as spiders.
- Clements, J. F., T. S. Schulenberg, M. J. Iliff, D. Roberson, T. A. Fredericks, B. L. Sullivan, and C. L. Wood. 2017. The eBird/Clements checklist of birds of the world: v2017, with updates to August 2017. Downloaded from http://www.birds.cornell.edu/clementschecklist/download/
- Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive (retrieved June 2018)
- AOU checklist
- SACC proposal
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