Squirrel Cuckoo

Squirrel Cuckoo

Squirrel Cuckoo

The squirrel cuckoo (Piaya cayana) is a large and active species of cuckoo found in wooded habitats from northwestern Mexico to northern Argentina and Uruguay, and on Trinidad. The attached images where taken in Altos del Maria in Panama. It feeds on large insects such as cicadas, wasps and caterpillars (including those with stinging hairs or spines), and occasionally spiders and small lizards, rarely taking fruit.

Squirrel Cuckoo

Squirrel Cuckoo

Squirrel Cuckoo

Squirrel Cuckoo

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