Rufous-vented Ground-Cuckoo

Neomorphus geoffroyi

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Rufous-vented Ground-Cuckoo is a large terrestrial species found widely in the Neotropics, though it occurs at low density and is generally inconspicuous. The species' distribution is disjunct, with three separate populations - one from Nicaragua south to Colombia, one in western Amazonia, and one in the Atlantic forest of Brazil. Distribution is somewhat unclear due to identification issues. The similar Scaled Ground-Cuckoo (Neomorphus squamiger) can usually separated from Rufous-vented Ground-Cuckoo by breast pattern, but the two taxa are occasionally considered to be conspecific. The species has a thick, decurved, pale bill and a green-brown crest. It is overall vinaceous to brown above and pale tan below, with a dark breast band. Rufous-vented Ground-Cuckoo is quite large, with a long tail and thick, sturdy legs.

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  1. (c) The Marvelwood School, todos los derechos reservados, uploaded by Joven, http://www.inaturalist.org/photos/1360614
  2. (c) The Marvelwood School, todos los derechos reservados, uploaded by Joven, http://www.inaturalist.org/photos/1360615
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