Family Cotingas (Cotingidae)

Least Concern

Rose-collared Piha (Lipaugus streptophorus)


French: Piauhau à collier German: Halsbandkotinga Spanish: Guardabosques acollarado

Lathria streptophora

Salvin and Godman

, 1884,

Roraima, Venezuela




Tepuis of SE Venezuela (SE Bolívar) and adjacent N Brazil (Mt Roraima, Uei-tepui) and W Guyana.

Descriptive notes

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.


None recorded.

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

Recommended citation

Snow, D. (2020). Rose-collared Piha (Lipaugus streptophorus). 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 24 January 2020).