Neomorphinae

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"Ground cuckoo" redirects here. For the Asian ground cuckoos, see Carpococcyx.
Neomorphinae
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Greater Roadrunner
(Geococcyx californianus)
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Cuculiformes
Family: Cuculidae
Subfamily: Neomorphinae
Shelley, 1891
Genera

Dromococcyx
Geococcyx
Morococcyx
Neomorphus
Tapera

Neomorphinae is a subfamily of the cuckoo family, Cuculidae. Members of this subfamily are known as New World ground cuckoos, since most are largely terrestrial and native to the Americas.[1] Only Dromococcyx and Tapera are more arboreal, and these are also the only brood parasitic cuckoos in the Americas, while the remaining all built their own nest.

Genera[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Myers, P. R.; C. S. Parr; T. Jones; G. S. Hammond; T. A. Dewey. "Neomorphinae (New World ground cuckoos)". Animal Diversity Web. University of Michigan. Retrieved 2009-08-12.