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Punta Islita, Guanacaste
Make Canon EOS 7D
Deutsch Streifenkuckuck Dutch Gestreepte Koekoek
The Striped Cuckoo is among the very few brood parasitic cuckoos of the Americas (only other are the Pavonine and Pheasant Cuckoos), and typical hosts are spinetails, but often also wrens, and other species with domed nests.The Striped Cuckoo eats large insects, often taken off the ground. This is a solitary and fairly shy species which tends to keep to the cover of bushes, although it will sing from more open perches. It has a whistled call.
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