Neomorphus

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Neomorphus
Rufous-vented Ground Cuckoo.jpg
Rufous-vented ground cuckoo (Neomorphus geoffroyi)
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Cuculiformes
Family: Cuculidae
Genus: Neomorphus
Gloger, 1827
Species

4-5, see text

Neomorphus is a genus of terrestrial cuckoos in the Cuculidae family. Despite their relatively large size, they are highly inconspicuous and rarely seen. They are restricted to the humid primary forests in the Neotropics, and despite their similar looks, not closely related to the Asian ground cuckoos of the genus Carpococcyx.

Species[edit]

References[edit]

  • Payne, R. B. 1997. Neomorphus. pp. 606–607 in: del Hoyo, J., Elliott, A., and Sargatal, J. eds. 1997. Handbook of the Birds of the World. Vol. 4. Sandgrouse to Cuckoos. Lynx Edicions, Barcelona. ISBN 84-87334-22-9