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Punta Islita, Guanacaste
Costa Rica


Make Canon EOS 7D
Lens Canon EF 100-400 mm f/4.5-5.6L IS USM   at 640 mm
Exposure 1/500 s, f/5.6, ISO 400 
Image size 484 x 667 pixels

IOC Names

Deutsch  Streifenkuckuck Dutch  Gestreepte Koekoek
Italian  Cuculo striato Spanish  Cuclillo Crespín


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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Striped Cuckoo
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