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Pheasant cuckoo (Dromococcyx phasianellus) Punta Laguna, Quintana Roo, Mexico. May 27, 2017. Dromococcyx phasianellus,Geotagged,Mexico,Pheasant cuckoo,Spring Click/tap to enlarge PromotedSpecies introCountry intro

Pheasant cuckoo (Dromococcyx phasianellus)

Punta Laguna, Quintana Roo, Mexico. May 27, 2017.

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  1. A ghost of the forest... I would hear their VERY conspicuous calls several times a week, but never saw them. And then one day, I had three just burst out of the undergrowth and chase each other just meters away from me! Never saw one again after that... Posted 11 months ago
  2. Congrats on a rare find! It seems the entire genus is very uncommon. Also, another "crossover" species where two types of birds seemingly meet in a single species. Posted 11 months ago
    1. Thanks! Forest cuckoos in general are a pain in the butt to track down. One day, I'll try for the Carpococcyx ground-cuckoos...
      Posted 11 months ago
  3. Nice find! Posted 11 months ago
    1. Thanks!
      Posted 11 months ago

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The pheasant cuckoo is a species of neotropical cuckoo in the subfamily Neomorphinae of the Cuculidae family. It is native to Central and South America where it occurs in lowland tropical forest.

Similar species: Turacos, Cuckoos
Species identified by Thibaud Aronson
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By Thibaud Aronson

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Uploaded Feb 9, 2018. Captured May 27, 2017 07:20 in Quintana Roo Nuevo Durango - Coba, Quintana Roo, Mexico.
  • DMC-TZ70
  • f/6.0
  • 10/1250s
  • ISO1600
  • 77.3mm