Lesser Ground Cuckoo

The Lesser Ground-cuckoo is a species of cuckoo in the monotypic genus Morococcyx in the family Cuculidae. It is found in Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico, and Nicaragua.

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Author: dominic sherony

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

I have definitely heard Lesser Ground Cuckoo at the mirador but not lower down at Singayta. To see the Ground Cuckoo can be a real challenge- expect to use a tape on that one and pretend you are looking for a Rail. More

Order : Cuculiformes
Family : Cuculidae
Genus : Morococcyx
Species : erythropygus
Authority : (Lesson, 1842)