Striped Cuckoo (Tapera naevia)
A Striped Cuckoo I saw yesterday when I went to do some evening birding. Initially, I heard a loud call from a bush next to where I was and after close inspection I found the bird, merely one and a half metres from where I stood. I approached closer and closer and the bird was unbothered, however, I did not venture too close as I did not want to disturb it. Even though the photo probably looks horrid, I am actually quite pleased with this image considering how late it was at night and how little light was available.
The striped cuckoo is a near-passerine bird, the only member of the genus ''Tapera''. This resident cuckoo is found from Mexico and Trinidad south to Bolivia and Argentina.