|Black-bellied Cuckoo (Piaya melanogaster)
Brazilian name: chincoã-de-bico-vermelho
The Black-bellied Cuckoo is distributed in the western half of Amazonia and into the Guianas. It is found in forest and in low scrubby woodland areas. It feeds in the canopy on insects, beetles, ants and caterpillars.
|It is similar to the Squirrel Cuckoo Piaya cayana but has a black belly and crissum. It also has a grey cap, red bill and a yellow spot on the lores, all of which features can best be seen on the last two photos.|
|Occasionally they feed on forest borders rather than the canopy as the series of a Black-bellied Cuckoo struggling with a hairy caterpillar shows.
There is a recording and distribution map on xeno-canto.