French: Piauhau sombre German: Graukotinga Spanish: Guardabosques oscuro
E, C & N end of W Andes of Colombia, and E slope in Ecuador and extreme N Peru (Cerro Chinguela).
33 cm; 120–138 g. Largest member of genus, with rather long tail. Male is grey, duskier on wings and tail; has primaries 5–7 modified, with barbs of middle part... read more
Loud “pee-a-weeee” or “pee-a-weeee-a-weeee”, last syllable slurring down... read more
Montane forest and adjacent second growth; mostly 2000–3000 m.
Food and feeding
Feeds on fruit, which is taken in brief flight sally; probably also eats insects. In E Andes of Colombia, fruits of eight plant families... read more
A nest in E Ecuador contained one egg in late Mar; nest was a flattened cup composed mostly of tightly curled, dried vine tendrils, and... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened (Least Concern). Uncommon to scarce, and patchily distributed. Numbers have certainly been reduced by extensive deforestation of Andes at subtropical... read more
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