The Pheasant Cuckoo (Dromococcyx phasianellus) ranges from South Mexico to Northeast Argentina. This animal lives alone or in pairs, in thickets at forest edge, in second growth or scrubby woodlands. Its size is of 37 cm (15 inches) in height and 96 g in weight.
This small-headed bird is above dark brown with dull buff feather-edges. Wings and upper tail-coverts glossed with bronzy-green. Face, neck, and chest buffy, rest of underparts white, and legs grayish-brown. This bird eats insects like grasshoppers and cicadas, small lizards and nestlings.