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Guira Cuckoo Guira guira

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The Guira Cuckoo is perhaps the most common cuckoo over a diversity of drier habitats from the mouth of the Amazon south to central Argentina. The Guira Cuckoo is highly social and is generally seen in flocks of 6-8 birds which can accrue to over 20 individuals at times, especially after breeding. The species also breeds communally, with several females laying up to 20 eggs in a single nest. Within the nest, there is much competition between parents and only a quarter of the eggs survive to fledging, the remainder are destroyed or buried or killed as hatchlings by competing adults.

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  • Migration
  • Breeding
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Recommended Citation

Guira Cuckoo (Guira guira), In Neotropical Birds Online (T. S. Schulenberg, Editor). Cornell Lab of Ornithology, Ithaca, NY, USA. retrieved from Neotropical Birds Online: https://neotropical.birds.cornell.edu/Species-Account/nb/species/guicuc1