Pearly-breasted cuckoo

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Pearly-breasted cuckoo
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Cuculiformes
Family: Cuculidae
Genus: Coccyzus
Species: C. euleri
Binomial name
Coccyzus euleri
Cabanis, 1873

The pearly-breasted cuckoo (Coccyzus euleri) is a species of cuckoo in the family Cuculidae. It is found in Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil,[2] Colombia, Ecuador, French Guiana, Guyana, Paraguay, Suriname, Peru[3] and Venezuela. Its natural habitats are subtropical or tropical moist lowland forests and heavily degraded former forest.It does not occur above an elevation of 2000 meters.[4]

It can easily be confused with the yellow-billed cuckoo.[5]

The status and even the general distribution of this scarce cuckoo remain very poorly understood.[6]

This cuckoo is hunted.[7]


  1. ^ BirdLife International (2012). "Coccyzus euleri". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2013.2. International Union for Conservation of Nature. Retrieved 26 November 2013. 
  2. ^ Bencke, Glayson A. (December 2010). "New and significant bird records from Rio Grande do Sul, with comments on biogeography and conservation of the southern Brazilian avifauna". Iheringia, Sér. Zool. 100 (4). Retrieved 30 July 2015. 
  3. ^ Plenge, Manuel A. (1980). List of the birds of Peru. 
  4. ^ "Coccyzus euleri". Neotropical Birds. Cornell University. Retrieved 30 July 2015. 
  5. ^ Hammond, Jessica E. (2011). It was built… did they come? Habitat characteristics of Yellow-billed Cuckoo in restored riparian forests along the Sacramento River, California (PDF) (Thesis). California State University, Chico, CA, US. Retrieved 11 November 2015. 
  6. ^ Strewe, Ralf; Navarro, Cristobal (17 March 2003). "New and noteworthy records of birds from the Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta region, north-eastern Colombia" (PDF). Bull. BOC. 124 (1): 8. Retrieved 30 July 2015. 
  7. ^ Fernandes-Ferreira, Hugo (2012). "Hunting, use and conservation of birds in Northeast Brazil" (PDF). Biodivers Conserv. 21: 221–244. doi:10.1007/s10531-011-0179-9. Retrieved 30 July 2015.