- Dromococcyx phasianellus
15-16 inches/38 cm
Dark brown above, buffy-white below with breast band cinnamon having dark brown spots, short rufous crest, long and wide, graduated tail is dark with white tips.
Pavonine Cuckoo is darker and has paler eyes.
Tropical evergreen forest.
Secretive and solitary.
These birds feed on insects, lizards.
Brood parasitic; hosts include flycatchers. Host offspring disappear after cuckoo hatches.
- 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
- BirdForum Opus contributors. (2021) Pheasant Cuckoo. In: BirdForum, the forum for wild birds and birding. Retrieved 14 April 2021 from https://www.birdforum.net/wiki/Pheasant_Cuckoo