Guira Cuckoo

It has whitish-buff underparts and rump, dark brownish upperparts, a broadly white-tipped dark tail that is relatively long, an orange-rufous crest, bare yellow ocular-skin , and a relatively heavy, orange-yellow bill. It is generally rather shaggy-looking and has a total length of approximately 34 cm .

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

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cuckoo) to large & rangy ground-feeders like the Guira Cuckoo of southern South America (left) to secretive beasts whose gurgling "waterbottle" calls can dominate an African landscape, such as the Burchell's Coucal (below or right). The biodiversity in this group may support the growing feeling among ornithologists that the wonderfully strange birds which comprise the current "family" should more properly separated into four to six different families. The relationship of the groups of these birds to each other is still very uncertain. More

* Guira Cuckoo (Guira guira), species of bird from South America * Güira, musical instrument Disambig gray.svg This disambiguation page lists articles associated with the same title. If an internal link led you here, you may wish to change the link to point directly to the intended article. Retrieved from "http://en.wikipedia. More

The Guira Cuckoo (Guira guira) is a social, non-parasitic cuckoo found widely in open and semi-open habitats of eastern and southern Brazil, Uruguay, Paraguay, Bolivia, and north-eastern Argentina. It is monotypic within the genus Guira, and is related to the anis. It has whitish-buff underparts and rump, dark brownish upperparts, a broadly white-tipped dark tail that is relatively long, an orange-rufous crest, bare yellow ocular-skin (commonly fades in captivity), and a relatively heavy, orange-yellow bill. More

Photo: guira cuckoo couple at the Bronx Zoo January 17, 2008 Don't get cuckoo over the colder weather - come inside where it's warm and hang out with this Bronx Zoo guira cuckoo couple. These Brazilian natives have an orangey breast and look like punk-rockers. Photo by Julie Larsen Maher © WCS The guira (Guira guira), a cuckoo, is one of the most common birds of Brazil. More

The anis and the Guira Cuckoo lay their eggs in communal nests, although this behaviour is not completely cooperative; a female may remove others' eggs when laying hers. Polyandry has been confirmed in the African Black Coucal and is suspected to occur in the other coucals, perhaps explaining the reversed sexual dimorphism in the group. The majority of cuckoo species, including malkohas, couas, coucals, and roadrunners and most other American cuckoos, build their own nests, although a large minority engage in brood parasitism (see below). More

Crotophaginae, the Guira Cuckoo gives off a strong, pungent odour. Behaviour The Guira Cuckoo is arboreal, but can frequently be seen on the ground, usually in flocks of 6 to 18 individuals. It is sometimes seen with other birds such as the Chalk-browed Mockingbird (Mimus saturninus) and the Smooth-billed Ani (Crotophaga ani) whose behaviour is similar. More

To look at him you would think that the Guira Cuckoo was near the back of the queue when brains were being given out, but you would be quite wrong. Despite his ridiculous hairdo, pathetically weak flight-style and unimpressive voice, the Guira Cuckoo is an adaptable and intelligent omnivore, one of the most numerous and successful species in the Paraguayan countryside. To give an example of their intelligence, the Cuckoos continually managed to avoid a mist-net which other birds habitually collided with. More

A scruffy looking bird, the Guira Cuckoo has a rufous crest and orange-yellow bill and eye. They will often roost in groups and huddle together for warmth on cold nights. Guira Cuckoo, Brasília, Brazil, June 2007. They are found in open, scrubby areas in southern South America and are one of the species that actually benefits from deforestation. They not only roost in groups but also feed in groups on the ground eating insects, frogs, eggs, etc.. They even nest in groups. More

The Guira Cuckoo is a non-parasitic cuckoo which often nests in community. Adult has white-streaked brown back and wings. Lower back and uppertail coverts are white. The long tail is blackish with broad white area at the base, and white tips. Central rectrices are dark, except at the base. More

The Guira cuckoo lives in open and semi-open forests in eastern and southern Brazil, Uruguay, Paraguay, Bolivia and northeastern Argentina. Natural diet: These birds feed on large arthropods, small birds, eggs, nesting baby birds, frogs and small mammals. Size / weight range: The Guira cuckoo grows to be approximately 13 inches long. More

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Order : Cuculiformes
Family : Cuculidae
Genus : Guira
Species : guira
Authority : (Gmelin, 1788)