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Lesser Ground-Cuckoo Morococcyx erythropygus

  • Order: Cuculiformes
  • Family: Cuculidae
  • Polytypic: 2 subspecies
  • Authors: Carlos A. Soberanes-González, Claudia I. Rodríguez-Flores, Marîa del Coro Arizmendi, Guy M. Kirwan, and Thomas S. Schulenberg
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Priorities for Future Research

Although Lesser Ground-Cuckoo is very widespread and is fairly common, very little is known about the natural history of this species. Particularly useful would be further information on the reproductive biology of this species, as well as additional information on its diet, and any information on topics such as territoriality, life span and survivorship, dispersal, and population regulation.

Recommended Citation

Soberanes-González, C. A., C. I. Rodríguez-Flores, M. d. C. Arizmendi, G. M. Kirwan, and T. S. Schulenberg (2013). Lesser Ground-Cuckoo (Morococcyx erythropygus), version 1.0. In Neotropical Birds Online (T. S. Schulenberg, Editor). Cornell Lab of Ornithology, Ithaca, NY, USA. https://doi.org/10.2173/nb.legcuc1.01