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Guira Cuckoo

Guira guira


Spotted at the coastline of Mansa beach in Punta del Este, Uruguay. The Guira cuckoo is a social, non-parasitic cuckoo (so they raise their own young) of about 34cm long.


The Guira cuckoo can be found in open and semi-open habitats of eastern and southern Brazil, Uruguay, Paraguay, Bolivia, and north-eastern Argentina. It is arboreal, but can frequently be seen on the ground, usually in flocks of 6 to 18 individuals.

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remco.douma 6 years ago

Thanks Fyn and Mark!

Mark Ridgway
Mark Ridgway 6 years ago

Bad hair style.. very nice spotting. :)

Fyn Kynd
Fyn Kynd 6 years ago

Your spotting has been nominated for the Spotting of the Week. The winner will be chosen by the Project Noah Rangers based on a combination of factors including: uniqueness of the shot, status of the organism (for example, rare or endangered), quality of the information provided in the habitat and description sections. There is a subjective element, of course; the spotting with the highest number of Ranger votes is chosen. Congratulations on being nominated!

remco.douma 6 years ago

Thank you Jae and Ashutosh!

Ashutosh Dudhatra
Ashutosh Dudhatra 6 years ago

Beautiful bird and beautiful pictures...

Jae 6 years ago

Great serie of photos, remco.douma.

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Pinares - Las Delicias, Maldonado, Uruguay

Spotted on Sep 6, 2014
Submitted on Sep 7, 2014


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