Little Cuckoo (Piaya minuta) - HBW 4, p. 601
French: Petit Piaye
Spanish: Cuco-ardilla Menor
Taxonomy: Coccyzus minutus Vieillot, 1817, Cayenne.
Four subspecies recognized.
Subspecies and Distribution:
- panamensis Todd, 1912 - E Panama and N Colombia W of Gulf of Urabá.
- gracilis (Heine, 1863) - Colombia W of Andes, and W Ecuador.
- minuta (Vieillot, 1817) - Colombia E of Andes, Venezuela and Guianas S to Amazonian Peru, SC Brazil (Goiás, Mato Grosso) and Bolivia; Trinidad.
- chaparensis Cherrie, 1916 - N Bolivia.
- Least Concern Enlarge map
VideosSee all 10 videos
bird perching over a swamp area Locality Finca La Vuelta Larga, Sucre State, Venezuela
Thore Noernberg 7 August 2012 2 years ago 24 sec 4.7
Two views of a perched bird, both times it flies away. Locality Pepperpot, Paramaribo, Paramaribo District, Suriname (ssp minuta)
Pieter de Groot Boersma 21 February 2011 3 years ago 13 sec 4.3
An individual standing on a branch, front view Locality Finca La Vuelta Larga, Sucre State, Venezuela (ssp minuta)
DAVID ASCANIO 31 May 2007 7 years ago 18 sec 4.2
A close-up of a perched bird, before flying away. Locality Weg naar Zee, Paramaribo, Paramaribo District, Suriname (ssp minuta)
Pieter de Groot Boersma 5 June 2011 3 years ago 9 sec 4.2
an individual perched in the open but beneath a shade of a horizontal branch at edge of a swamp Locality Finca La Vuelta Larga, Sucre State, Venezuela
DAVID ASCANIO 15 April 2008 3 years ago 44 sec 4
A ventral view of a bird in a fallen tree. Locality Weg naar Zee, Paramaribo, Paramaribo District, Suriname (ssp minuta)
Pieter de Groot Boersma 13 February 2011 3 years ago 47 sec 3.5
PhotosSee all 18 photos
Individual adult undetermined.
Locality Macapá, Amapá State, Brazil
Bruno Salaroli 26 July 2012 2 years ago 4.3
Side view of an adult.
Locality Porto Jofre, Pantanal, Mato Grosso State, Brazil (ssp minuta)
Ken Havard 5 October 2014 7 weeks ago 4.2
Close-up of birds face and bill.
Locality Caroni, Trinidad, Trinidad and Tobago
nigel lallsingh 11 February 2013 1 year ago 4.2
birding tour amazonia area with bogota birding
Locality San José del Guaviare, Guaviare Department, Colombia
Oswaldo Cortes - BOGOTA B... 1 year ago 4
A bird perched on a twig
Locality Mindo, Mindo Valley, Pichincha Province, Ecuador (ssp gracilis)
Tadeusz Stawarczyk 24 September 2012 2 years ago 4
Bird captured in mist nets during ecological research to understand the effect of different types of land use on the avifauna Am
Locality Almeirim, Pará State, Brazil
Christian Andretti 1 February 2006 1 year ago 3.8