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Cuckoos, Roadrunner, and Turacos in North America

Discussion in 'North America - General' started by Great Argus, 6 Nov 2018.

  1. Great Argus

    Great Argus Well-Known Member

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    This group came out disappointingly low overall. The Greater Roadrunner and a couple turacos were widespread, but many species are barely present.

    As normal only information from June 2016 forward was used, and corrections and updates welcome.
     
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    Cuckoos


    Guira

    Guira Cuckoo (15-17 holders)

    Bronx
    Buttonwood Park
    Cincinnati
    Dallas World Aquarium
    Fresno Chaffee
    Houston
    Jacksonville
    Lincoln Park
    National?
    National Aviary
    Philadelphia
    San Antonio
    San Francisco
    Sedgwick County
    Sequoia Park?
    St Louis
    Tracy Aviary


    Geococcyx

    Greater Roadrunner (20 holders)

    Abilene
    Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum
    Brookfield
    California Living Museum
    California Science Center
    Chattanooga
    CuriOdyssey
    El Paso
    Fort Worth
    Lee Richardson
    Living Coast Discovery Center
    Living Desert
    Los Angeles
    Oklahoma City
    Phoenix
    Sacramento
    Staten Island
    Stone
    ZooAmerica


    Coua

    Crested Coua (12 holders)

    Bronx
    Cincinnati
    Indianapolis
    Memphis
    National Aviary
    Sacramento
    San Antonio
    San Diego
    San Diego Zoo Safari Park
    Sedgwick County
    Toledo
    Tulsa


    Phaenicophaeus

    Chestnut-breasted Malkoha (7 holders)

    Bronx
    Cincinnati
    San Diego
    Toledo
    Tracy Aviary
    Virginia
    Zoo Miami


    Coccyzus

    Black-billed Cuckoo (1 holder)

    Bay Beach Wildlife Sanctuary
     
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    Great Argus Well-Known Member

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    Turacos


    Corythaeola

    Great Blue Turaco (9 holders)

    Bronx
    Dallas World Aquarium
    Fort Worth
    Houston
    Nashville
    San Diego
    San Diego Zoo Safari Park
    SeaWorld San Diego
    Sedgwick County


    Criniferoides

    White-bellied Go-away-bird (4-5 holders)

    Houston?
    Idaho Falls
    National Aviary
    San Diego
    Sedgwick County


    Crinifer

    Western Plantain-Eater (4 holders)

    Dallas
    Nashville
    Safari West
    San Francisco


    Gallirex

    Purple-crested Turaco (1 holder)

    San Antonio


    Tauraco

    Schalow’s Turaco (1 holder)

    Sedgwick County

    Hartlaub’s Turaco (2 holders)

    Caldwell
    Houston

    Livingstone’s Turaco (1 holder)

    Santa Barbara

    Fischer’s Turaco (3 holders)

    Cameron Park
    Dallas World Aquarium
    Houston

    Green Turaco (5 holders)

    Bloedel Conservatory
    Bronx
    Dallas
    Safari West
    Wildlife World

    White-cheeked Turaco (15 holders)

    Brookfield
    Dallas
    Dickerson Park
    Fort Worth
    Gladys Porter
    Henry Vilas
    Idaho Falls
    Los Angeles
    Minnesota
    National Aviary
    Oregon
    Safari West
    Toronto
    Turtle Back
    Wildlife World

    Red-crested Turaco (8 holders)

    Brevard
    Brookfield
    Capron Park
    Central Park
    Franklin Park
    San Diego Zoo Safari Park
    Sedgwick County
    St Augustine Alligator Farm

    White-crested Turaco (4 holders)

    Brevard
    Cleveland
    Dallas World Aquarium
    Los Angeles


    Musophaga

    Ross’ Turaco (14-16 holders)

    Bronx?
    Buffalo
    Cincinnati
    Cleveland
    Columbus
    Dallas
    Dallas World Aquarium?
    Franklin Park
    Houston
    Lee Richardson
    Los Angeles
    Minnesota
    San Antonio
    San Francisco
    San Diego Zoo Safari Park
    Scovill

    Violet Turaco (21 holders)

    Brevard
    Brookfield
    Capron Park
    Dallas
    Detroit
    Fort Worth
    Franklin Park
    Jacksonville
    Lincoln Park
    Los Angeles
    Milwaukee
    Rosamond Gifford
    San Antonio
    Safari West
    Sedgwick County
    Staten Island
    Timbavati Wildlife Park
    Topeka
    Toronto
    Tracy Aviary
    Zoo Boise
     
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    As far as I know, St Louis does not keep Guira Cuckoo.
     
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    Is this the only individual in captivity?
     
  6. Great Argus

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    I'd expect there's some rescues scattered around... the species is common enough throughout a large portion of the US. However, that is the only holder I turned up searching zoo websites and digging through Zoochat. The only photo of a captive individual in the Zoochat gallery is your own, taken at Bay Beach. The only other photo in the gallery is a wild bird in Ecuador.

    Yellow-billed Cuckoo, not a single holder to be found. Only one older photo of a wild bird to be found in the gallery. Considering both species are fairly common birds across the eastern half of the US, I would have thought a scattering of rescued Black-bill and Yellow-bill was reasonable. Didn't expect very many, but didn't think I'd come up almost empty-handed.
     
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  7. Hyak_II

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    I'll help! I might list some species already listed, so for that I do apologize.

    Bird Kingdom in Niagara Falls houses White Cheeked, Violet, and Green Turaco (of the Buffoni subspecies, possibly the only one in North America!). They also have a Red Crested Turaco, but possibly not for much longer ;););)

    Discovery Cove in Orlando houses lots of species on this list, they have the following:

    Guira Cuckoo
    Greater Roadrunner
    Crested Coua
    White Cheeked Turaco
    Green Turaco
    Guinea Turaco
    Lady Ross Turaco
    Purple Crested Turaco

    Either Seaworld Orlando or Discovery Cove also have at least one Blue Turaco off display.

    Houston has Red Crested Turaco and Greater Roadrunner as well, and I don't believe they have Hartlaubs anymore. Can confirm they have White Bellied Go-Away-Bird as well.

    San Antonio houses Great Blue Turaco.

    Miami has Livingstone's Turaco.

    Seaworld San Diego and Dallas both house Malkoha
     
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    Thanks!

    Any guess whether Seaworld or Discovery has the Great Blue?

    Green and Guinea are both Tauraco persa, that would be a subspecies designation then?
     
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    Is there just one species of roadrunner? Omaha has them, and I'm pretty sure Dallas did as well. I don't fully remember seeing them there but I do remember going to Fort Worth the next day and thinking theirs were more active than the ones I saw the day before.
     
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    There's two, the greater and lesser, however the captive population is founded virtually entirely by rescue birds, and as such is all greater. Lessers are a southern species, they don't come up into the states.
     
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    No, there are two, Greater (G. californianus) and Lesser (G. velox). Lesser However, I have never heard of Lesser Roadrunner being kept in the US or Canada.
     
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    Greater Roadrunner: Houston Zoo, San Antonio Zoo

    Red-Billed Malkoha: Both San Diego Zoo and Miami Zoo keep this species bts

    White-Bellied Go-Away-Bird: Houston Zoo

    Western Plantain-Eater: Houston Zoo, Wildlife World Zoo

    Red-Crested Turaco: Bronx Zoo, Houston Zoo, Wildlife World Zoo

    White-Crested Turaco: Houston Zoo, Wildlife World Zoo

    Ross' Turaco: Bronx Zoo, Southwick's Zoo, Wildlife World Zoo

    Violet Turaco: Central Florida Zoo, Gladys Porter Zoo, Houston Zoo, Wildlife World Zoo

    ~Thylo
     
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    Just looked at The Photo Ark database and found the only pictures of C. erythropthalmus are taken at Bay Beach.
     
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    Sorry for being late to the party, but I have some updates I can add:

    Can confirm that Sequoia Park has this species, as does Charles Paddock. However, Fresno doesn't seem to have them anymore.

    North Carolina, Birmingham, Living Desert (New Mexico), Queens, Houston, Omaha, National Aviary, Cameron Park, and Albuquerque also hold this species.
     
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    North Carolina, Central Park, Dallas, Lee Richardson, and Moody Gardens also hold this species.

    Also held by Palm Beach.

    Memphis and Miami also hold this species.
     
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    Charles Paddock, Indianapolis, Omaha, and Sea World (not sure which one(s)) hold this species.

    Busch Tampa, Tulsa, and Tracy Aviary hold this species.

    Busch Tampa also holds this species.

    Additionally: Livingstone's, Violaceous, White-cheeked, White-crested, and Red-crested are all held by Pinola Aviary in Shreveport, as is Crested Coua.
     
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    Sylvan Heights exhibits Guinea, Violet, and Red-crested turacos.
     
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    Baton Rouge, Birmingham, Busch Gardens Tampa, Denver, Fresno, and Bramble Park (SD) all hold this species too.

    Additionally, the Bramble Park Zoo in South Dakota has Red-crested and White-cheeked Turacos (not listed on website, but Joel Sartore took pictures of them there copyrighted in 2019).

    Binder Park, Busch Gardens Tampa, Gladys Porter, Lincoln Children's Zoo, Omaha, Philadelphia, Central Florida, and Woodland Park all hold this species as well.

    And that pretty much completes my updates!
     
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    Roger Williams zoo has guira cuckoo.
     
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    Santa Fe College Teaching Zoo also holds Green Turaco.