Cuckoo, Guira

Cuckoo, Guira

Guira guira

Vital Statistics

Height:

13 - 14 inches

Weight:

5 ounces

Diet:

Frogs, eggs, large arthropods and small mammals.

Conservation:

Status: Least Concern

Geographic Region

Eastern and southern Brazil, Bolivia, Paraguay and northern and eastern Argentina.

At The Zoo

Faces of the Rainforest

Did You Know?

Like other members of the subfamily Crotophaginae, the Guira Cuckoo gives off a strong, pungent odor, due to their large anal glands. The significance of this smell is unknown.