Banded Ground Cuckoo


While trekking the remote forest in Northwest Ecuador or Southwest Columbia, you may think you hear a cow mooing in the distance. What you actually hear is the deep call of the rare Banded Ground Cuckoo, listed in The Fifty Rarest Birds of the World by Dr. Mark Cocker. The call sounds a long way off, but the Cuckoo is probably very close to you, motionless and undetected.

Unique features of the Banded Ground Cuckoo include the patch of blue skin behind each eye which can be expanded or shrunk, and the crown of feathers that is constantly raised upright and lowered flat while foraging. The Cuckoo follows ant swarms, feeding on disrupted insects, snakes and frogs which it shakes to death before swallowing.

What is Giclée?

Giclée is an excellent quality reproduction of a painting. A Giclée print is capable of reproducing the exact colour of the original. A Giclée reproduction is so sensitive that it even records the texture of brush strokes and the uneven surface of paint. A Giclée is printed on canvas which is stretched over a wood frame. Because it is printed on canvas, and because of the precise reproduction of colour, brush strokes and paint texture, a Giclée print is almost indistinguishable from the original. The quality of a Giclée print is far superior to all other forms of reproduction printing.


Giclée Print on Canvas: 8” H x 8” W | $165 US


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Mt. Baker from Cooper’s Farm | Mt. Cheam, Near the Summit | Spanish Banks, Vancouver BC | Flamingo Flight | Banded Ground Cuckoo | Akiapola ‘au | Mauritius Fody | Christmas Island Frigate | Abstract #1  | Wonderfully Made Hands | Wonderfully Made Praying Hands | Wonderfully Made Fingers | Wonderfully Made Thumbs | Wonderfully Made Feet | Great White Egret Courtship | Great White Egret Mating Dance | Eagle Returns to Nest | Nesting Albatross | Male Bali Myna | Peace Be Still | Moon Eagle Mandala | Resting | The Gaspe | Abstract #2