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 26 videos
perched bird calling its typical song Locality Estancia San Miguel, Beni Department, Bolivia (ssp naevia)
Jacob Wijpkema 12 August 2015 8 weeks ago 12 sec 4.7
A bird singing from a pole Locality Jaén, Cajamarca Department, Peru (ssp naevia)
Daniêl Jimenez 23 November 2012 3 years ago 15 sec 4.5
A bird calling on a branch Locality Costa Rica (ssp excellens)
Max Roth 28 February 2001 10 years ago 22 sec 4.5
A bird perched. Locality Chaparrí Reserve, Lambayeque Department, Peru (ssp naevia)
Yoel Jimenez 17 November 2012 3 years ago 26 sec 4.4
A bird calling Locality Costa Rica (ssp excellens)
Max Roth 28 February 2001 10 years ago 23 sec 4.4
In the Espinal forest. Locality Escuela Granja Esperanza Natural Reserve, Santa Fe Province, Argentina
Martin Manassero 30 January 2015 1 year ago 15 sec 4.3
PhotosSee all 26 photos
Adult raising its crest.
Locality Buenaventura Reserve, El Oro Province, Ecuador (ssp naevia)
Dusan M. Brinkhuizen 23 March 2016 1 week ago ADDED LAST MONTH 4.5
Chick at nest
Locality Ceará State, Brazil (ssp naevia)
andreadeodato 15 July 2007 1 year ago 4.3
Perched in scrub while calling, dorsal view
Locality Córdoba Province, Argentina
Jacob Wijpkema 3 December 2013 5 weeks ago 4
Bird turning his head
Locality Los Anaucos Golf Club, Charallave, Miranda State, Venezuela
Margareta Wieser 8 February 2016 11 weeks ago 4
A shy and solitary species near Omi river.
Locality Barba Azul Nature Reserve, Beni Department, Bolivia (Monotypic species)
Richard Greenhalgh 5 November 2015 21 weeks ago 4
Locality Calabozo, Guárico State, Venezuela (ssp naevia)
Luis R Figueroa 7 November 2014 1 year ago 4
SoundsSee all 10 recordings
Solitary. Locality Viçosa, Minas Gerais State, Brazil
Noé Eiterer 1 July 2012 2 years ago 5
Long song, not the usual two notes song. Two birds.
Background species : Great Kiskadee, Pale-vented pigeon. Locality Awala-Yalimapo, French Guiana
Patrick Ingremeau 7 February 2015 1 year ago 4.5
Long song. Locality Carara National Park, Puntarenas Province, Costa Rica
Peter Boesman 22 March 2010 1 year ago 4
Song by one bird. Locality Fazenda Praia Alta, Tocantins State, Brazil
Josep del Hoyo 4 August 2011 3 years ago 4
Singing , single, song Locality Icho Cruz, Córdoba Province, Argentina
Niels Poul Dreyer 6 years ago 4
duet. Locality Caucaia, Ceará State, Brazil
Ciro Albano 10 March 2007 7 years ago 4