Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Paraguay, Uruguay
Carnivore. Insects (grasshoppers, cicadas, flying termites), spiders, frogs, lizards, snakes, eggs and nestlings of small birds.
Habitat: Scrub savanna and woodlands, pampas, pastures, coastal dunes.
Incubation: 10-15 days / 10 eggs (group nest)
Social structure: Flocks of up to 20 individuals
Weight: 168g max
Estimated population in the wild: unknown, common
Threats: There are no major threats to this species.
IUCN Status: Least concern
Did you know that:
- On cold nights, Guira cuckoos will huddle together in a tree for warmth
- Unlike other cuckoo species, they do not deposit their eggs in other bird species nest. Instead they take part in communal nesting. Several females will lay their eggs in a single nest, and they will all care for the eggs.