Striped Cuckoo (Tapera naevia) on a farm in Garden of Eden, East Bank Demerara (Photo by Kester Clarke www.kesterclarke.net)

The Striped Cuckoo (Tapera naevia) is found in open country from Mexico to Trinidad  south Bolivia and Argentina. The adult is mainly grey-brown above, streaked with black and buff. It has a pale supercilium and a chestnut and black crest which is raised as part of its display. The underparts are off-white and the tail is long and graduated. The striped cuckoo eats large insects, often taken off the ground.

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