CELEBRATING OVER 125 YEARS!

donate

membership

YOu are here: » Animals » Birds » Guira Cuckoo

Guira Cuckoo: here’s the scoop

threats

Guira cuckoos are very adaptable and have taken advantage of human disturbances, living in agricultural fields, city parks and suburban backyards.

Species

Guira Cuckoo

Scientific name

Guira guira

Habitat

Tree and scrub savannas, scrub woodlands, pampas, pastures and coastal dunes

Diet

Amphibians, invertebrates, eggs and small mammals

Life Expectancy

8 – 9 years

Did you know?

Guira cuckoos are in the same family as roadrunners and have a foot with two toes forward and two back that allows the bird to run along the ground or climb tree trunks.

Range

Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Paraguay, Uruguay

Conservation status

Least Concern

Widespread and abundant