Neomorphus - Ground Cuckoos

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Neomorphus is a genus of terrestrial cuckoos the members of which are restriced to the humid primary forests in the Neotropics.


  • Rufous-vented Ground-cuckoo (Neomorphus geoffroyi)

  • Red-billed Ground-cuckoo (Neomorphus pucheranii): Found in Brazil, Colombia, Ecuador, and Peru

  • Banded Ground-cuckoo (Neomorphus radiolosus): Found in the Chocó of western Colombia and Ecuador. They inhabit subtropical or tropical moist lowland forests and moist montanes. This species is threatened by habitat loss.

  • Rufous-winged Ground-cuckoo (Neomorphus rufipennis): Found in humid primary forests in northern Brazil, Guyana, Venezuela, and Colombia. This is the largest South American cuckoo, measuring 50 cm (20 in) in length.

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