Birds of Colombia

    PASSERIFORMES: Cotingidae (Cotingas)  
Genus: Lipaugus (4 species, 7 worldwide)


Dusky Piha
Dusky Piha (Lipaugus fuscocinereus)
Rio Blanco Ecological Reserve, Manizales, Caldas, Colombia  
   
Photograph by Tom Friedel   © All Rights Reserved.

A rare cloudforest species.

Rufous Piha
Rufous Piha (Lipaugus unirufus unirufus)
Darien National Park, Panama  
   
Photograph by Tom Friedel   © All Rights Reserved.

Similar to the [Rufous Mourner]. Note compact small-headed shape, more like a thrush than a Myiarchus flycatcher. Also browner (less rufous) and note contrast between back/wings and front.


Screaming Piha
Screaming Piha (Lipaugus vociferans)
PNN Amacayacu, Colombia  
   
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Stays in the canopy and has one of the best known and loudest bird calls in tropical America.
Much darker when seen against the light, as is almost always the case.
Eating berries.

Chestnut-capped Piha
Chestnut-capped Piha (Lipaugus weberi)
ProAves Chestnut-capped Piha Reserve, AnorĂ­, Antioquia, Colombia  
   
Photograph by Tom Friedel   © All Rights Reserved.



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