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Category:Piaya - BirdForum Opus

Genus: Piaya


Two species of Cuckoo from South and Central America.
Both have chestnut upperparts and are not brood parasites.


Piaya is a genus in the family Cuculidae.
Little Cuckoo used to be placed here.

Genus Piaya viewedit
P. cayana Squirrel Cuckoo
P. melanogaster Black-bellied Cuckoo


  1. Clements, J. F., T. S. Schulenberg, M. J. Iliff, B.L. Sullivan, C. L. Wood, and D. Roberson. 2013. The eBird/Clements checklist of birds of the world: Version 6.8., with updates to August 2013. Downloaded from http://www.birds.cornell.edu/clementschecklist/download/
  2. Del Hoyo, J, A Elliot, and J Sargatal, eds. 1997. Handbook of the Birds of the World. Volume 4: Sandgrouse to Cuckoos. Barcelona: Lynx Edicions. ISBN 978-8487334221

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Pages in category ‘Piaya’

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