Monday Morning Wake Up Call: Hair Gel applied. Ready to roll…

guira cuckoos by Jason Ellison via fairy wren


The cute birds are Guira Cuckoos and are found in Brazil, Uruguay, Paraguay, Bolivia and Argentina.  It is generally rather shaggy-looking and has a total length of 13 in).  It feeds on large arthropods, frogs, eggs, small birds (not nice cuckoo) and small mammals such as mice.  It is not an accomplished flier, mostly gliding or hoping from one perch to another.  The bird’s call is unmistakeable for bieng long and shrill, something between a long whistle and a wailing.  (Just what we need for a wake-up call on a Monday Morning.)


Source: Thank you fairywren for the photo by Jason Ellison.

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Comments

  1. Alex Jones says:

    I think I heard a cuckoo a few weeks ago in Colchester. Awesome to hear.

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  2. Happy Monday morning …I’d be a little shrill too if someone called me cuckoo. Hmmm…

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  3. Hilarious!

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  4. Boy, talk about facing the day with fierce determination, whew! If that’s what a little gel will do for ya, I’m adding to my product line…. 😉

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  5. My second laugh of the day……people pay a lot of money for a hairdo like that!

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  6. Thanks for my first lesson of the day!

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  7. Cute.

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  8. petit4chocolatier says:

    Love it! They are adorable 🙂

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  9. They are so cute, I think gel is optional 🙂

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  10. [Laughing] Cool Dude, huh. 😉 its like the lead actor with his close friends (a photo from a high school movie) :p

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  11. What a lovely wake up call.

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  12. lkanigan says:

    13 inches?? They look like they can fit in the palm of your hand.

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