Family Cotingas (Cotingidae)

Critically Endangered

Chestnut-capped Piha (Lipaugus weberi)


Taxonomy

French: Piauhau de Weber German: Braunkappenkotinga Spanish: Guardabosques antioqueño
Taxonomy:

Lipaugus weberi

Cuervo et al.

, 2001,

La Forzosa, Antioquia, Colombia

.

Probably most closely related to L. fuscocinereus#R. Monotypic.

Distribution:

N & NE slopes of C Andes of Colombia (Porce and Nechí valleys, in Antioquia).

Descriptive notes

24–25 cm; 72 g. Male has chestnut crown; plumage otherwise slate-grey, slightly paler below, with pale cinnamon undertail-coverts; primaries 6 and 7 modified, with... read more

Voice

Loud piercing “sreeck”, rising in pitch and then abruptly descending, typically... read more

Habitat

Primary premontane wet forest, including moderately disturbed forest; large cloud­forests... read more

Food and feeding

Mainly fruits, also occasionally large invertebrates. Fruits of several plant families recorded, including especially Lauraceae, also... read more

Breeding

Season probably in first half of year; recently fledged young in early Jun, and male with almost completed moult and female in full wing... read more

Movements

None recorded.

Status and conservation

CRITICALLY ENDANGERED. Restricted-range species: present in Northern Central Andes EBA. Extremely localized, occupying 357·5 km² at N end of Cordillera Central of... read more

Recommended citation

Snow, D. & Sharpe, C.J. (2017). Chestnut-capped Piha (Lipaugus weberi). In: del Hoyo, J., Elliott, A., Sargatal, J., Christie, D.A. & de Juana, E. (eds.). Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive. Lynx Edicions, Barcelona. (retrieved from https://www.hbw.com/node/57023 on 17 November 2017).