French: Piauhau à collier German: Halsbandkotinga Spanish: Guardabosques acollarado
Salvin and Godman
Tepuis of SE Venezuela (SE Bolívar) and adjacent N Brazil (Mt Roraima, Uei-tepui) and W Guyana.
22·5 cm. Distinctive piha; striking sexually dimorphic plumage unique within genus. Male is grey above, paler below, especially on belly; has full collar and undertail... read more
Main call a clear, whistled “sueeet-suéééeeeeoo”, rising and then... read more
Montane forest, regularly forest edge; 1000–1800 m.
Food and feeding
Mainly fruits, especially of Melastomataceae, taken in flight sally or flutter; also insects.
Female collecting nest material in Apr; moult (presumably post-breeding) begins over extended period, Dec–May. No other information.
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. Restricted-range species: present in Tepuis EBA. Status not well known; apparently uncommon, possibly local, but may be more numerous in some places... read more
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