Squirrel Cuckoo

A streak of burnt sienna movement catches the eye as the Squirrel Cuckoo moves through the branches mid-way up in the forest. An agile climber with a graceful movement of its long tail is reminiscent of rusty red squirrels and perhaps where it got its name. A charismatic bird that inhabits a wide range of habitats from northern Mexico to northern Argentina. It searches for a tasty meal of insects including butterflies, caterpillars, grasshoppers, and odonates. A welcome sight when birding in the tropics, with its rich color and graceful demeanor.

Species: Squirrel Cuckoo (Piaya cayana) and One-spotted Prepona (Archaeoprepona demophon)

Medium: Watercolor and graphite
Size: 15"h x 11"w (unframed)
Original: US$3500.00 (framed)