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Guira Cuckoo

Guira Cuckoo

Guira Cuckoo Fact Sheet

  • Latin Name

    Guira guira
  • Class

    Birds
  • Order

    Cuculiformes
  • Range

    Guira cuckoos are native to southeastern portions of South America, including southern and eastern Brazil, Bolivia, Paraguay, Uruguay, and northern Argentina.
  • Status

    Not globally threatened. Generally common.
  • Habitat

    Second-growth scrub, drier tree and scrub savanna and scrub woodlands, pampas, pastures, coastal dunes.
  • Niche

    Guira cuckoos prey upon frogs, eggs, insects, and even small mammals.
  • Life History

    They often breed communally, with several females from a flock laying their eggs in a single nest. There is competition within the nest between parents, and only one-fourth of the eggs survive to fledging.

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