Guira-cuckoo-1
Kingdom:Animalia
Phylum:Chordata
Class:Aves
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Genus:Guira
Species:guira

Before the 1990s, this small Southern South American relative of the roadrunner was rare in captivity. In the last 15 years, many have been bred in US zoos. Zoo-bred specimens, like all the Guiras at the DWA, can be delightfully tame. Some may follow visitors as they walk through the Orinoco.