Family Cotingas (Cotingidae)


Grey-winged Cotinga (Lipaugus conditus)


French: Piauhau à ailes grises German: Grauflügelkotinga Spanish: Cotinga aligrís

Tijuca condita


, 1980,

Serra dos Órgãos, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil


Previously separated in Tijuca, but genetic data#R indicate that the two genera should be merged. Monotypic.


Rio de Janeiro (Serra dos Órgãos, Serra do Tinguá, Serra das Araras and Nova Caledônia)#R, SE Brazil.

Descriptive notes

24 cm. Male has dull greyish face and upper throat; olive-green above, yellower on rump, darker and browner wings and tail, outer webs of remiges silvery grey; olive-yellow... read more


Male call a loud disyllabic whistle, emphasis on second syllable, “sooee-wheee”, c. 1... read more


Very humid elfin cloudforest with many bromeliads; mainly 1560–2105 m, occasionally... read more

Food and feeding

Recorded as feeding on berries, including small melastomes (Melastomataceae). No further information.


Female mist-netted in mid-Nov had well-developed brood patch. No other information available.


Probably wanders at least occasionally to levels well below high-altitude elfin forest; unique... read more

Status and conservation

VULNERABLE. Restricted-range species: present in Atlantic Forest Mountains EBA. Original and only specimen, a female collected in 1942, originally identified as L. ater... read more

Recommended citation

Snow, D. & Sharpe, C.J. (2020). Grey-winged Cotinga (Lipaugus conditus). 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 17 February 2020).