Cuckoos (Cuculidae)

Little Cuckoo (Piaya minuta) - HBW 4, p. 601

French: Petit Piaye German: Rötelkuckuck 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.