The Squirrel Cuckoo (Piaya cayana) lives from Mexico to North Argentina. It is seen in pairs or singly, in canopy and edges of woodlands, and scattered trees in open country. Adults are 46 cm (18 inches) in height and 105 g in weight.
Its upperparts and head are chestnut-rufous. More vinaceous on throat and upper breast. Lower breast gray, bill and orbital skin yellowish-green, legs gray. This bird eats caterpillars, katydids, cicadas, spiders and small lizards.