Order
Cuculiformes
Family
Cuculidae
Genus
Neomorphus
 
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Version 1.0

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SPECIES

Scaled Ground-Cuckoo Neomorphus squamiger

Janice M. Hughes
Version: 1.0 — Published June 29, 2018

Sounds and Vocal Behavior

Vocalizations

The vocalizations of Scaled Ground-Cuckoo are very poorly known, but presumably are very similar to those of related species, especially Rufous-vented Ground-Cuckoo (N. geoffroyi) (Erritzøe et al. 2012). The apparent song of Scaled Ground-Cuckoo is a soft, low dove-like OOOOOOOoo about 1-2 seconds in length given repeatedly with approximately 1-2 seconds between songs.

Nonvocal Sounds

Scaled Ground-Cuckoo produces a loud, dry clacking sound by clapping its mandibles together, a behavior that is characteristic of all species of Neomorphus.

Recommended Citation

Hughes, J. M. (2018). Scaled Ground-Cuckoo (Neomorphus squamiger), version 1.0. In Neotropical Birds Online (T. S. Schulenberg, Editor). Cornell Lab of Ornithology, Ithaca, NY, USA. https://doi.org/10.2173/nb.scgcuc1.01