Coccycua minuta

The Little Cuckoo is a tropical American bird species of the cuckoo family . It was formerly placed in the genus Piaya but a monotypic genus Coccycua was once erected for it. This has been reinstated following the discovery that the closest living relatives of the Little Cuckoo are some species traditionally placed in Coccyzus or Micrococcyx, rather than the other members of Piaya.

The Coccycua minuta is classified as Least Concern. Does not qualify for a more at risk category. Widespread and abundant taxa are included in this category.

Coccycua minuta gracilis (0:28) Nick Athanas XC7015 30-07-2001, Ecuador Little Cuckoo call Coccycua minuta (0:17) Sidnei Dantas XC7688 26-09-2006, Brazil Little Cuckoo song? Coccycua minuta minuta (0:32) Andrew Spencer XC22244 01-07-2008, Venezuela Little Cuckoo song Coccycua minuta (0:09) Olivier Claessens XC22670 More

Coccycua minuta gracilis Finca Exito I, c. 20 km north of Puerto Quito, Pichincha province, Ecuador. (S5) Dwarf Cuckoo - Coccycua pumila Dwarf Cuckoo Coccycua pumila 20 km south of Calabozo, Gu More

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Coccycua minuta into Piaya, and this has been followed in all subsequent classifications. However, Sorenson & Payne (2005) found that minuta is not closely related to the other two Piaya (but that P. cayana and P. melanogaster are sisters); see also Note 2. Hughes (2000) retained Coccycua for minuta based on osteological characters. SACC proposal passed to recognize Coccycua. 7. The species name for Coccycua/Piaya minuta was formerly (e.g., Cory 1919, Pinto 1937) rutilus, but see Zimmer (1930). 7a. More

* Coccycua minuta gracilis Heine 1863 J.Orn. 11 no.65 p.356 Nomenclature * Coccycua minuta minuta (Vieillot) 1817 Nouv.Dict.Hist.Nat. 8 p.275 * Coccycua pumila (Strickland) 1852 Contrib.Orn. 1 p.28 pl.83 * Coccycua cinerea (Vieillot) 1817 Nouv.Dict.Hist.Nat. 8 p.272 Piaya (f.) Lesson 1830 TraitedOrn. livr.2 p. More

Order : Cuculiformes
Family : Cuculidae
Genus : Coccycua
Species : minuta
Authority : (Vieillot, 1817)