Ash-colored Cuckoo (Coccycua cinerea)

Order: Cuculiformes | Family: Cuculidae | IUCN Status: Least Concern

Age: Adult | Sex: Unknown \ Loc. Northern Argentina

Age: Adult | Sex: Unknown \ Loc. Mato Grosso

Age: Adult | Sex: Unknown \ Loc. Mato Grosso

Age: Adult | Sex: Unknown \ Loc. Southern Argentina

Identification & Behavior: ~23 cm (9.1 in). The Ash-colored Cuckoo is gray above and lighter gray below with somewhat warmer gray on the throat and breast; not always easy to see. The orbital skin is red. Its iris is reddish. The tail is long tipped with narrow pale fringes. It has the general appearance of a Mockingbird. It is smaller than the Black-billed Cuckoo, but their ranges are unlikely to overlap.

Status: The Ash-colored Cuckoo is a rare Austral Migrant to extreme southeast Peru. Most records have been recorded in the department of Madre de Dios. It also occurs in Co, Ec, Br, and Bo.

Name in Spanish: Cuclillo Gris.

Sub-species: Ash-colored Cuckoo (Coccycua cinerea), Vieillot, 1817.

Meaning of Name: Coccycua: Gr referring to a small form of the genus Coccyzus. cinerea: L. gray or ashy color.

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Distribution Map
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    • Species range based on: Schulenberg, T. S., D. F. Stotz, and L. Rico. 2006. Distribution maps of the birds of Peru, version 1.0. Environment, Culture & Conservation (ECCo). The Field Museum. on 08/01/2015.