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Chestnut-capped Piha Lipaugus weberi

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The Chestnut-capped Piha was discovered in the northern end of Colombia's Central Andes only as receently as 1999 (Cuervo et al. 2001). The chestnut-brown crown, relatively dark gray plumage, and yellow orbital ring and gape separate it from other pihas. It has stiffened outer primaries with barb-like projections, which are used to create a wing-whirring sound during display flights. Like many other pihas, the Chestnut-capped is quite vocal, delivering a loud, piercing song as well as several other vocalizations. It has been found in cloud forest in a narrow elevational range (1500-1820 m), and is seriously threatened by ongoing habitat destruction and fragmentation.

 
 

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Recommended Citation

Chestnut-capped Piha (Lipaugus weberi), In Neotropical Birds Online (T. S. Schulenberg, Editor). Cornell Lab of Ornithology, Ithaca, NY, USA. retrieved from Neotropical Birds Online: https://neotropical.birds.cornell.edu/Species-Account/nb/species/chcpih1