Lesser ground cuckoo

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Lesser ground cuckoo
Morococcyx erythropygus.jpg
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Cuculiformes
Family: Cuculidae
Subfamily: Neomorphinae
Genus: Morococcyx
Species: M. erythropygus
Binomial name
Morococcyx erythropygus
(Lesson, 1842)

The lesser ground cuckoo (Morococcyx erythropygus) is a species of cuckoo in the monotypic genus Morococcyx in the family Cuculidae.[3] It is found in Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico, and Nicaragua.[1] Its natural habitats are subtropical or tropical dry forests, subtropical or tropical dry shrubland, and heavily degraded former forest.[1]


  1. ^ a b c BirdLife International (2012). "Morococcyx erythropygus". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2013.2. International Union for Conservation of Nature. Retrieved 26 November 2013.
  2. ^ "Morococcyx". Integrated Taxonomic Information System.
  3. ^ Payne, Robert B. (2005). The Cuckoos. Oxford: Oxford University Press. p. 191. ISBN 978-0-19-850213-5.