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Squirrel Cuckoo
Piaya cayana (Linnaeus, 1766)
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Order:
  Cuculiformes
Family:
  Cuculidae
Genus:
  Piaya

Scientific:
  Piaya cayana

Citation:
  (Linnaeus, 1766)

Reference:
  Syst.Nat.ed.12 p.170

Protonym:
  Cuculus cayanus

Avibase ID:
  6AA111B5364FA03C

Taxomic Serial Number:
TSN: 554785

Geographic range:

  • Piaya cayana cayana: Orinoco Valley of Venezuela to the Guianas and n Brazil
  • Piaya cayana mehleri: NE Colombia and coastal n Venezuela east to Paría Peninsula
  • Piaya cayana mesura: Colombia east of the Andes and e Ecuador
  • Piaya cayana circe: W Venezuela (region south of Lake Maracaibo)
  • Piaya cayana insulana: Trinidad
  • Piaya cayana obscura: Brazil south of the Amazon (Rio Juruá to Rio Tapajós)
  • Piaya cayana hellmayri: Brazil south of the Amazon (Santarém to Amazon delta)
  • Piaya cayana pallescens: E Brazil (Piauí, Pernambuco, n Bahia and adjacent e Goiás)
  • Piaya cayana cabanisi: S-central Brazil (central Mato Grosso and adjacent Goiás)
  • Piaya cayana macroura: SE Brazil to Paraguay, Uruguay and ne Argentina
  • Piaya cayana mogenseni: S Bolivia and adjacent nw Argentina
  • Piaya cayana thermophila: E Mexico to e Panama, nw Colombia and offshore islands
  • Piaya cayana nigricrissa: W Colombia and w Ecuador to central Peru
  • Piaya cayana [mexicana or extima]: Pacific slope of Mexico (Sinaloa to Isthmus of Tehuántepec)
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Source: Clements checklist

English:
  Squirrel Cuckoo
Czech:
  kukačka veverčí
German:
  Eichhornkuckuck
Danish:
  Egerngøg
Spanish:
  Cuco ardilla común
Finnish:
  oravakäki
French:
  Piaye écureuil
Icelandic:
  Squirrel Cuckoo
Italian:
  Cuculo scoiattolo
Japanese:
  risukakkou
Japanese:
  リスカッコウ
Dutch:
  Eekhoornkoekoek
Norwegian:
  Ekorngjøk
Polish:
  rudzianka wielka
Portuguese:
  Alma-de-gato
Portuguese (Brazil):
  Alma-de-gato
Russian:
  Длиннохвостая пиайа
Slovak:
  kukavka krovinová
Swedish:
  ekorrgök
Chinese:
  灰腹棕鹃


Authorities recognizing this taxonomic concept:

American Ornithologists' Union 6th edition (1983):
   Squirrel Cuckoo ( Piaya cayana)
American Ornithologists' Union 6th edition (incl. 35th suppl.):
   Squirrel Cuckoo ( Piaya cayana)
American Ornithologists' Union 6th edition (incl. 36th suppl.):
   Squirrel Cuckoo ( Piaya cayana)
American Ornithologists' Union 6th edition (incl. 37th suppl.):
   Squirrel Cuckoo ( Piaya cayana)
American Ornithologists' Union 6th edition (incl. 38th suppl.):
   Squirrel Cuckoo ( Piaya cayana)
American Ornithologists' Union 6th edition (incl. 39th suppl.):
   Squirrel Cuckoo ( Piaya cayana)
American Ornithologists' Union 6th edition (incl. 40th suppl.):
   Squirrel Cuckoo ( Piaya cayana)
American Ornithologists' Union 6th edition (incl. 41st suppl.):
   Squirrel Cuckoo ( Piaya cayana)
American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (1998):
   Squirrel Cuckoo ( Piaya cayana)
American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (incl. 42nd suppl.):
   Squirrel Cuckoo ( Piaya cayana)
American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (incl. 43rd suppl.):
   Squirrel Cuckoo ( Piaya cayana)
American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (incl. 44th suppl.):
   Squirrel Cuckoo ( Piaya cayana)
American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (incl. 45th suppl.):
   Squirrel Cuckoo ( Piaya cayana)
American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (incl. 46th suppl.):
   Squirrel Cuckoo ( Piaya cayana)
American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (incl. 47th suppl.):
   Squirrel Cuckoo ( Piaya cayana)
American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (incl. 48th suppl.):
   Squirrel Cuckoo ( Piaya cayana)
American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (incl. 49th suppl.):
   Squirrel Cuckoo ( Piaya cayana)
American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (incl. 50th suppl.):
   Squirrel Cuckoo ( Piaya cayana)
American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (incl. 51st suppl.):
   Squirrel Cuckoo ( Piaya cayana)
American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (incl. 52nd suppl.):
   Squirrel Cuckoo ( Piaya cayana)
American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (incl. 53rd suppl.):
   Squirrel Cuckoo ( Piaya cayana)
American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (incl. 54th suppl.):
   Squirrel Cuckoo ( Piaya cayana)
American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (incl. 55th suppl.):
   Squirrel Cuckoo ( Piaya cayana)
American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (incl. 56th suppl.):
   Squirrel Cuckoo ( Piaya cayana)
American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (incl. 57th suppl.):
   Squirrel Cuckoo ( Piaya cayana)
American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (incl. 58th suppl.):
   Squirrel Cuckoo ( Piaya cayana)
Avibase taxonomic concepts (current):
   Squirrel Cuckoo ( Piaya cayana) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 01 (August 2013):
   Squirrel Cuckoo ( Piaya cayana) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 02 (May 2014):
   Squirrel Cuckoo ( Piaya cayana) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 03 (March 2015):
   Squirrel Cuckoo ( Piaya cayana) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 04 (Aug 2016):
   Squirrel Cuckoo ( Piaya cayana) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 05 (Jan 2017):
   Squirrel Cuckoo ( Piaya cayana) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 00:
   Squirrel Cuckoo ( Piaya cayana) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 01:
   Squirrel Cuckoo ( Piaya cayana) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 02:
   Squirrel Cuckoo ( Piaya cayana) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 03:
   Squirrel Cuckoo ( Piaya cayana) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 04:
   Squirrel Cuckoo ( Piaya cayana) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 05 (Jun 2012):
   Squirrel Cuckoo ( Piaya cayana) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 05.1 (Oct 2012):
   Squirrel Cuckoo ( Piaya cayana) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 06 (Nov 2013):
   Squirrel Cuckoo ( Piaya cayana) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 06.1 (Feb 2014):
   Squirrel Cuckoo ( Piaya cayana) [version 1]
Commission internationale pour les noms français des oiseaux (1993, révision 2009):
   Piaye écureuil ( Piaya cayana) [version 1]
Commission internationale pour les noms français des oiseaux (1993):
   Piaye écureuil ( Piaya cayana) [version 1]
Clements 1st edition:
   Squirrel Cuckoo ( Piaya cayana) [version 1]
Clements 3rd edition:
   Squirrel Cuckoo ( Piaya cayana) [version 1]
Clements 4th edition:
   Squirrel Cuckoo ( Piaya cayana) [version 1]
Clements 5th edition (as published):
   Squirrel Cuckoo ( Piaya cayana) [version 1]
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2000 revisions):
   Squirrel Cuckoo ( Piaya cayana) [version 1]
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2001 revisions):
   Squirrel Cuckoo ( Piaya cayana) [version 1]
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2002 revisions):
   Squirrel Cuckoo ( Piaya cayana) [version 1]
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2003 revisions):
   Squirrel Cuckoo ( Piaya cayana) [version 1]
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2004 revisions):
   Squirrel Cuckoo ( Piaya cayana) [version 1]
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2005 revisions):
   Squirrel Cuckoo ( Piaya cayana) [version 1]
Clements 6th edition:
   Squirrel Cuckoo ( Piaya cayana) [version 1]
Clements 6th edition (incl. 2007 revisions):
   Squirrel Cuckoo ( Piaya cayana) [version 1]
Clements 6th edition (incl. 2008 revisions):
   Squirrel Cuckoo ( Piaya cayana) [version 1]
Clements 6th edition (incl. 2009 revisions):
   Squirrel Cuckoo ( Piaya cayana) [version 1]
Clements 6th edition (version 6.5 incl. 2010 revisions):
   Squirrel Cuckoo ( Piaya cayana) [version 1]
Clements 6th edition (version 6.6 incl. 2011 revisions):
   Squirrel Cuckoo ( Piaya cayana) [version 1]
Clements 6th edition (version 6.7 incl. 2012 revisions):
   Squirrel Cuckoo ( Piaya cayana) [version 1]
Clements 6th edition (version 6.8 incl. 2013 revisions):
   Squirrel Cuckoo ( Piaya cayana) [version 1]
Clements 6th edition (version 6.9 incl. 2014 revisions):
   Squirrel Cuckoo ( Piaya cayana) [version 1]
Clements, version 2015:
   Squirrel Cuckoo ( Piaya cayana) [version 1]
Clements, version 2016:
   Squirrel Cuckoo ( Piaya cayana) [version 1]
Clements, version 2017:
   Squirrel Cuckoo ( Piaya cayana) [version 1]
eBird version 1.50:
   Squirrel Cuckoo ( Piaya cayana) [version 1]
eBird version 1.52:
   Squirrel Cuckoo ( Piaya cayana) [version 1]
eBird version 1.53:
   Squirrel Cuckoo ( Piaya cayana) [version 1]
eBird version 1.54:
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eBird version 1.55:
   Squirrel Cuckoo ( Piaya cayana) [version 1]
eBird version 2015:
   Squirrel Cuckoo ( Piaya cayana) [version 1]
eBird version 2016:
   Squirrel Cuckoo ( Piaya cayana) [version 1]
eBird version 2017:
   Squirrel Cuckoo ( Piaya cayana) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 2nd edition:
   Squirrel Cuckoo ( Piaya cayana) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 2nd edition (incl. ? suppl):
   Squirrel Cuckoo ( Piaya cayana) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (as published):
   Squirrel Cuckoo ( Piaya cayana) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 1.2):
   Squirrel Cuckoo ( Piaya cayana) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 2.1):
   Squirrel Cuckoo ( Piaya cayana) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 3.1):
   Squirrel Cuckoo ( Piaya cayana) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 4):
   Squirrel Cuckoo ( Piaya cayana) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 5):
   Squirrel Cuckoo ( Piaya cayana) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 6):
   Squirrel Cuckoo ( Piaya cayana) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 7):
   Squirrel Cuckoo ( Piaya cayana) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 8):
   Squirrel Cuckoo ( Piaya cayana) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 4th edition (vol. 1-2):
   Squirrel Cuckoo ( Piaya cayana) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 4th edition (incl. corrigenda vol.1-2):
   Squirrel Cuckoo ( Piaya cayana) [version 1]
Handbook of the Birds of the World (vol 1-16):
   Squirrel Cuckoo ( Piaya cayana) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 1.0:
   Squirrel Cuckoo ( Piaya cayana) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 1.1:
   Squirrel Cuckoo ( Piaya cayana) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 1.5:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 1.6:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 1.7:
   Squirrel Cuckoo ( Piaya cayana) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.0:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 2.1:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 2.2:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 2.3:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 2.4:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 2.5:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 2.6:
   Squirrel Cuckoo ( Piaya cayana) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.7:
   Squirrel Cuckoo ( Piaya cayana) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.8:
   Squirrel Cuckoo ( Piaya cayana) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.9:
   Squirrel Cuckoo ( Piaya cayana) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.10:
   Squirrel Cuckoo ( Piaya cayana) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.11:
   Squirrel Cuckoo ( Piaya cayana) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 3.1:
   Squirrel Cuckoo ( Piaya cayana) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 3.2:
   Squirrel Cuckoo ( Piaya cayana) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 3.3:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 3.4:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 3.5:
   Squirrel Cuckoo ( Piaya cayana) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 4.1:
   Squirrel Cuckoo ( Piaya cayana) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 4.2:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 4.3:
   Squirrel Cuckoo ( Piaya cayana) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 4.4:
   Squirrel Cuckoo ( Piaya cayana) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 5.1:
   Squirrel Cuckoo ( Piaya cayana) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 5.2:
   Squirrel Cuckoo ( Piaya cayana) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 5.3:
   Squirrel Cuckoo ( Piaya cayana) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 5.4:
   Squirrel Cuckoo ( Piaya cayana) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 6.1:
   Squirrel Cuckoo ( Piaya cayana) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 6.2:
   Squirrel Cuckoo ( Piaya cayana) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 6.3:
   Squirrel Cuckoo ( Piaya cayana) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 6.4:
   Squirrel Cuckoo ( Piaya cayana) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 7.1:
   Squirrel Cuckoo ( Piaya cayana) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 7.2:
   Squirrel Cuckoo ( Piaya cayana) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 7.3:
   Squirrel Cuckoo ( Piaya cayana) [version 1]
Morony, Bock and Farrand:
   Squirrel Cuckoo ( Piaya cayana) [version 1]
James Lee Peters:
    Piaya cayana [version 1]
James Lee Peters (original):
    Piaya cayana [version 1]
James Lee Peters (2nd edition):
    Piaya cayana [version 1]
Sibley and Monroe (1993):
   Squirrel Cuckoo ( Piaya cayana) [version 1]
Sibley and Monroe (1993, including corrections up to 1998):
   Squirrel Cuckoo ( Piaya cayana) [version 1]
Sibley and Monroe 2nd edition (1996):
   Squirrel Cuckoo ( Piaya cayana) [version 1]
South American Classification Committee (24/10/2003):
   Squirrel Cuckoo ( Piaya cayana) [version 1]
South American Classification Committee (14/09/2005):
   Squirrel Cuckoo ( Piaya cayana) [version 1]
South American Classification Committee (16/07/2006):
   Squirrel Cuckoo ( Piaya cayana) [version 1]
South American Classification Committee (26/09/2007):
   Squirrel Cuckoo ( Piaya cayana) [version 1]
South American Classification Committee (01/05/2008):
   Squirrel Cuckoo ( Piaya cayana) [version 1]
South American Classification Committee (30/09/2009):
   Squirrel Cuckoo ( Piaya cayana) [version 1]
South American Classification Committee (19/08/2010):
   Squirrel Cuckoo ( Piaya cayana) [version 1]
South American Classification Committee (8/08/2011):
   Squirrel Cuckoo ( Piaya cayana) [version 1]
South American Classification Committee (8/02/2012):
   Squirrel Cuckoo ( Piaya cayana) [version 1]
South American Classification Committee (4/09/2012):
   Squirrel Cuckoo ( Piaya cayana) [version 1]
South American Classification Committee (17/03/2013):
   Squirrel Cuckoo ( Piaya cayana) [version 1]
South American Classification Committee (9/02/2014):
   Squirrel Cuckoo ( Piaya cayana) [version 1]
South American Classification Committee (16/02/2015):
   Squirrel Cuckoo ( Piaya cayana) [version 1]
South American Classification Committee (28/07/2016):
   Squirrel Cuckoo ( Piaya cayana) [version 1]
South American Classification Committee (22/04/2017):
   Squirrel Cuckoo ( Piaya cayana) [version 1]
Zoonomen - Zoological Nomenclature Resource:
    Piaya cayana [version 1]
Zoonomen - Zoological Nomenclature Resource:
    Piaya cayana [version 1]

Taxonomic status:

Species status: full species

This taxon is considered a subspecies of Piaya [cayana or melanogaster] (sensu lato) by some authors

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Other synonyms

Catalan: Cucut esquirol comú
Czech: Kukacka guyanská, kukačka veverčí
Danish: Egerngøg
German: Cayenne-Fuchskuckuck, Cayennekuckuck, Eichhornkuckuck
English: Chestnut Cuckoo, Chestnut-billed Cuckoo, Squirrel Cuckoo
Spanish: Alma de Gato Canela, Cuclillo Canela, Cuco Ardilla, Cuco ardilla Común, Cuco-ardilla Común, Pajáro león, Pirincho de Monte, Tingazú, Urraca Canela
Spanish (Argentine): Tingazú
Spanish (Bolivia): Tingazú
Spanish (Colombia): Cuco ardilla, Cuco-ardilla Común
Spanish (Costa Rica): Cuco Ardilla
Spanish (Spain): Cuco-ardilla Común
Spanish (Honduras): Pajáro león
Spanish (Mexico): cuclillo canela, Cuco Ardilla
Spanish (Nicaragua): Cuco Ardilla
Spanish (Panama): Cuco Ardilla
Spanish (Peru): Cuco Ardilla
Spanish (Paraguay): Tingazú
Spanish (Uruguay): Pirincho de Monte, Urraca Canela
Spanish (Venezuela): Piscua
Estonian: oravkägu (hallkõht-oravkägu)
Finnish: Oravakäki
French: Piaye écureuil
Guarani: Tingasu
Hungarian: mókuskakukk
Italian: Cuculo scoiattolo, Cuculo scoiattolo della Cayenna
Japanese: haimunerisukakkou, risukakkou
Japanese: ハイムネリスカッコウ, リスカッコウ
Latin: Piaya cayana
Lithuanian: Ilgauodegė piaja
Dutch: Eekhoornkoekoek
Norwegian: Ekorngjøk
Polish: rudzianka wielka
Portuguese: alma-de-caboclo, Alma-de-gato, atingaú, chincoã, crocoió, maria-caraíba, meia-pataca, oraca, pataca, pato-pataca, rabilonga, rabo-de-escrivão, rabo-de-palha, ticoã, tincoã, tinguaçu, uirá-pagé
Portuguese (Brazil): alma-de-caboclo, Alma-de-gato, atingaú, chincoã, crocoió, maria-caraíba, meia-pataca, oraca, pataca, pato-pataca, rabilonga, rabo-de-escrivão, rabo-de-palha, ticoã, tincoã, tinguaçu, uirá-pagé
Portuguese (Portugal): Alma-de-gato
Russian: беличья длиннохвостая кукушка, Длиннохвостая пиайа, Пиайа, Пиайя
Slovak: Kukavka krovinná, kukavka krovinová
Swedish: Ekorrgök
Chinese: 灰腹棕鹃
Chinese (Traditional): 灰腹棕鵑

 

         

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