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Location

Parque Nacional Iguazu
Argentina

Metadata

Make Nikon D300
Lens Nikkor AF-S VR 70-300 mm f/4.5-5.6G   at 450 mm
Exposure 1/320 s, f/16, ISO 400 
Image size 800 x 562 pixels

IOC Names

Order  Cuculiformes   Family  Cuculidae

Deutsch  Guirakuckuck Dutch  Guirakoekoek
Italian  Cuculo guira Spanish  Pirincho

Comments

The Guira Cuckoo is a social, non-parasitic cuckoo found widely in open and semi-open habitats of eastern and southern Brazil, Uruguay, Paraguay, and north-eastern Argentina. It is related to the Anis. Like the latter, the Guira Cuckoo gives off a strong, pungent odour. The eggs are incubated either in individual or community nests; in the latter one can find up to 20 eggs. Under community nests there are many broken eggs. The competition between young being great, mortality is significant.

Cuckoo, Guira




 

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    10/02/2008

Guira Cuckoo
Guira guira
Guira cantara

Micheline JACQUEMIN