Family Cotingas (Cotingidae)

Critically Endangered

Chestnut-capped Piha (Lipaugus weberi)


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

Lipaugus weberi

Cuervo et al.

, 2001,

La Forzosa, Antioquia, Colombia


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


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


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


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


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


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. (2020). 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 on 22 January 2020).