American Striped Cuckoo (Tapera naevia) - HBW 4, p. 605
French: Géocoucou tacheté
Spanish: Cuclillo Crespín
Other common names: Striped/Four-winged Cuckoo
Taxonomy: Cuculus nævius Linnaeus, 1766, Cayenne.
Additional race chochi sometimes recognized for birds of S Brazil and N Argentina on basis of larger size and colour of upperparts, but these populations overlap considerably in size and plumage with birds in N Brazil and Venezuela. Two subspecies normally recognized.
Subspecies and Distribution:
- excellens (P. L. Sclater, 1858) - S Mexico to E Panama.
- naevia (Linnaeus, 1766) - Colombia E to the Guianas, and S to W Ecuador, N Peru and Brazil and on S to Bolivia, Paraguay and N Argentina; Margarita I (Venezuela) and Trinidad.
- Least Concern Enlarge map
VideosSee all 18 videos
A bird singing from a pole Locality Jaén, Cajamarca Department, Peru (ssp naevia)
Daniêl Jimenez 23 November 2012 32 weeks ago 15 sec 4.5
A bird calling on a branch Locality Costa Rica (ssp excellens)
Max Roth 28 February 2001 8 years ago 22 sec 4.5
A bird perched. Locality Chaparrí Reserve, Lambayeque Department, Peru (ssp naevia)
Yoel Jimenez 17 November 2012 45 weeks ago 26 sec 4.4
A bird calling Locality Costa Rica (ssp excellens)
Max Roth 28 February 2001 8 years ago 23 sec 4.4
A perched bird, gaping, scratching it's head and repeatedly raising it's crestfeathers out of excitement. Locality Weg naar Zee, Paramaribo, Paramaribo District, Suriname (ssp naevia)
Pieter de Groot Boersma 5 June 2011 2 years ago 27 sec 4.2
a male singing from a wire contiguous a farmland. Locality Finca La Vuelta Larga, Sucre State, Venezuela
DAVID ASCANIO 24 April 2008 2 years ago 14 sec 4
PhotosSee all 11 photos
A bird on branch.
Locality Arteaga, Santa Fe Province, Argentina (ssp naevia)
Ricardo Moller Jensen 13 February 2009 4 years ago 4
A bird perched on a branch calling and raising its crest
Locality Barlovento, Miranda State, Venezuela (ssp naevia)
Eduardo López 20 July 2008 4 years ago 4
A young Cuckoo on a branch
Locality Buga, Valle del Cauca Department, Colombia (ssp naevia)
Carlos Ruiz.- Guerra 14 July 2012 1 year ago 3.9
An individual perched in a tree.
Locality El Caribe, Anzoátegui State, Venezuela (ssp naevia)
Joe Tobias 26 May 2007 1 year ago 3.8
A close-up of a bird in hand.
Locality Madre de Dios mouth, Pando Department, Bolivia (ssp naevia)
Joe Tobias 14 May 2005 1 year ago 3.6
A bird singing from a branch with erected crest (higher resolution available upon request)
Locality Sanare, Lara State, Venezuela (ssp naevia)
Gustavo A. Rodríguez 9 April 2012 1 year ago 3.6
SoundsSee all 7 recordings
Solitary. Locality Viçosa, Minas Gerais State, Brazil
Noé Eiterer 1 July 2012 28 weeks ago 5
Song by one bird. Locality Fazenda Praia Alta, Tocantins State, Brazil
Josep del Hoyo 4 August 2011 1 year ago 4
Singing , single, song Locality Icho Cruz, Córdoba Province, Argentina
Niels Poul Dreyer 3 years ago 4
duet. Locality Caucaia, Ceará State, Brazil
Ciro Albano 10 March 2007 4 years ago 4
Bird singing morning in open area in forest of "restinga". Atlantic Rainforest ecosystem. Locality Juréia Itatins Ecological Station, São Paulo State, Brazil
Antonio Silveira 6 November 2008 1 year ago 3
Tapera naevia singing in the natural area near Laguna del Diario Locality Laguna del Diario, Maldonado, Maldonado Department, Uruguay
Antonio Silveira 1 December 2011 1 year ago 3