Guira Cuckoo

Guira guira

Cuckoos are an unusual family, well adapted to take full advantage of their surroundings. They are able to eat insects such as hairy caterpillars which other birds avoid. These cuckoos also practice communal breeding, living in large flocks with one generation of offspring helping their parents to raise the next generation.

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They 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.

Fact File

where to see themWhere to see them: Wings of the World
habitatHabitat: Scrubland and woodland
dietDiet: Insects