The Lesser Ground-Cuckoo (Morococcyx erythropygius) lives from Mexico to Costa Rica. It is seen in pairs or small flocks, in savannas, and scrubby woodlands borders. This small animal is 25 cm (10 inches) in height and 63 g in weight.
It is above grayish-brown and glossed with bronzy-green on wings and tail. Below cinnamon-rufous, palest on throat, darker and duller on lower belly and crissum. With colorful facial pattern, bill yellow and legs yellow-brown. Its diet is based on grasshoppers and other insects.