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
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 2 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 6 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 2 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
bird perching over a swamp area Locality Finca La Vuelta Larga, Sucre State, Venezuela
Thore Noernberg 7 August 2012 1 year ago 24 sec 3.7
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 2 years ago 47 sec 3.5
PhotosSee all 17 photos
Individual adult undetermined.
Locality Macapá, Amapá State, Brazil
Bruno Salaroli 26 July 2012 1 year ago 4.3
Close-up of birds face and bill.
Locality Caroni, Trinidad, Trinidad and Tobago
nigel lallsingh 11 February 2013 25 weeks ago 4.2
birding tour amazonia area with bogota birding
Locality San José del Guaviare, Guaviare Department, Colombia
Oswaldo Cortes - BOGOTA B... 29 weeks ago 4
A bird perched on a twig
Locality Mindo, Mindo Valley, Pichincha Province, Ecuador (ssp gracilis)
Tadeusz Stawarczyk 24 September 2012 1 year 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
Little Cuckoo perched on a branch displaying the tail
Locality La Azulita, Mérida State, Venezuela
Luis R Figueroa 14 February 2010 13 weeks ago 3.7