The Rufous-Vented Ground-Cuckoo (Neomorphus geoffroyi) is found from Northeast Nicaragua to East Peru, Bolivia and Central Brazil. Its place is in wet virgin forest. Matures are 48 cm (19 inches) in height and 350 g in weight.
Adults are above dark brown, glossed with green on wings and purple on tail. Crest blackish and face cinnamon. Below grayish-brown. Bill dull greenish-yellow and legs gray. It feeds on large insects, scorpions, centipedes, spiders, small frogs and lizards. Sometimes fruits, and lives singly or in small groups.