Geographical Range Eastern and southern Brazil, Bolivia, Paraguay and northern and eastern Argentina
Habitat Tree and scrub savannas, scrub woodlands, pampas, pastures and coastal dunes
Scientific Name Guira guira
Conservation Status Common

Unlike its North American cousin, the Guira cuckoo is highly gregarious. Groups range in size from four to 10 birds. Several females from the same group will lay 10 or more eggs in a single nest. The young generally leave the nest at 15 days of age. Guira cuckoos are very adaptable and have taken advantage of human disturbances, living in agricultural fields, city parks and suburban backyards.

Did You Know?

On cold nights, Guira cuckoos will huddle together in a tree for warmth.