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Squirrel Cuckoo – Reflections of the Pure World

@ Carrt. El Tajo, Yucatan, MX

Birds & Birding in Costa Rica: (Species Weblog #20) – Costa Rica’s nationwide motto and tourism slogan, “La Pura Vida” loosely interprets to Dwell Life or Get pleasure from Life. With over 900 chicken species recorded right here, there’s actually tons to get pleasure from! Be part of with me as I information you thru the scenic wonderland that’s Costa Rica. From the slow-moving waters of the Coastal Mangrove Wetlands to the heights of the Talamanca Páramo, over 300 species of birds will probably be featured on this weblog sequence. **A few of this Weblog Collection photographs (all taken by me) might have been taken in different close by international locations.

A Reflections of the Pure World Weblog Publish Collection by Jim Achieve


The Squirrel Cuckoo (Piaya cayana) is a big and energetic species of cuckoo present in wooded habitats from northwestern Mexico to northern Argentina and Uruguay, in addition to on Trinidad. It has a placing look with a protracted tail and vivid rusty plumage. In contrast to different comparable species, there aren’t any shut kin of the Squirrel Cuckoo in Mexico and Central America. These cuckoos happen in a variety of wooded and forest edge habitats, foraging stealthily at mid-upper ranges in bushes. They’re typically seen swooping throughout roads, eliciting a way of surprise. The underside of their white-tipped tail feathers is rusty general in West Mexico and blackish general in different areas.

Squirrel Cuckoo Distribution Map (from eBird)

Unmistakeable and often vocal, the Squirrel Cuckoo was seen at Rancho Naturalista, La Selva Organic Station and at Arenal Volcano.

@ Dzilam González, Yucatan, MX
@ Rancho Naturalista, Cartago, Costa Rica
@ Crooked Tree Wildlife Sanctuary – Spanish Creek, Belize District, Belize

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