Birds of Colombia

    CUCULIFORMES: Cuculidae (Cuckoos)  
Genus: Dromococcyx (2 species, 2 worldwide)

Pavonine Cuckoo
Pavonine Cuckoo (Dromococcyx pavoninus)
Várzea Grande, MT, Brazil  
Photograph by Rodrigo Conte   © All Rights Reserved.

Pavonine Cuckoo
Pavonine Cuckoo (Dromococcyx pavoninus)
Intervales, São Paulo, Brazil  
Photograph by Matt Grube   © All Rights Reserved.

Large like the Pheasant Cuckoo. Normally thought of as a lowland species, but there are quite a few records throughout the Andes, especially in Colombia.

Pheasant Cuckoo
Pheasant Cuckoo (Dromococcyx phasianellus)
Metropolitan Park, Panama City, Panama  
Photograph by Tom Friedel   © All Rights Reserved.

A large uncommon cuckoo often seen on the ground (when seen). Rare but not that timid when found.
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