Animals Birds

Animals Birds

Guira Cuckoo


SCIENTIFIC NAME:
Guira guira
PROFILE:

Be sure to swing into Travis & Zach’s Bird Landing to observe our guira cuckoos. You may notice that their feathers are somewhat sparse on their backs; don’t be alarmed! Guira cuckoos will often sun themselves to get warm, and the lack of feathers aids this process. Our female guira cuckoos will often join together to build a community nest.

TYPE OF ANIMAL:
Bird, Cuculiformes (cuckoos and relatives)
NATIVE TO:
South America
IUCN CONSERVATION STATUS:
Least concern; however, listed as endangered in some states throughout its range
DIET:
Carnivore
LIFESPAN:
Unknown in the wild
SOCIAL STATUS:
Social; live in flocks
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