The Striped Cuckoo (Tapera naevia) inhabits from Mexico to Ecuador, Argentina and Brazil. It is found in open country with scattered trees and thickets, scrubby pastures and agricultural land. Its size is 30 cm (12 inches) in height, and 55 g in weight.
Some features of this bird are its short bushy crest, short decurved bill, and crown feathers dark brown. Upperparts cinnamon-brown, below dull white, chest brown, bill horn-color and legs brownish. Its diet is based on insects like grasshoppers.