|Striped Cuckoo Tapera naevia|
|Carajás, Pará, Brazil and
Amagusa Reserve, Ecuador
The range of the Striped Cuckoo extends from southern Mexico to northern Argentina where it is found in scrubby and open areas or in forest clearings. See the distribution map at Birdlife International.
|It is one of the few American cuckoos that is a brood parasite and it favours birds which build domed nests such as spinetails and thornbirds. Because the egg is laid in a domed nest it is assumed that the cuckoo chick does not evict the hosts eggs but it is reported to kill the host's chicks within 24 hours of hatching using its sharp bill.|
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