Genus Tapera


Striped Cuckoo - The Striped Cuckoo is found in open country with trees or shrubs, and the edges of mangrove forests. This species is a brood parasite usually on spinetails, but often also wrens, and other species with domed nests. The female cuckoo lays one, sometimes two, white or bluish eggs in the host’s large stick nest. The eggs hatch in 15 days, with a further 18 days until the cuckoo fledges. The young spinetails disappear.

Order : Cuculiformes
Family : Cuculidae
Genus : Tapera