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Dusky Piha Lipaugus fuscocinereus

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The Dusky Piha is generally presumed to form a superspecies with the Scimitar-winged Piha (Lipaugus uropygialis), whilst some authorities have suggested that the recently described Chestnut-capped Piha (Lipaugus weberi) might well also form part of this grouping. It is a large, long-tailed piha with a short, heavy-based bill that is slightly decurved. The Dusky Piha superficially resembles the Screaming Piha (Lipaugus vociferans) of the Amazonian lowlands, but Dusky occurs in subtropical and temperate forests of the Andes, and is also substantially larger, being the largest member of its genus. Its range stretches from the northern end of the Andes in Colombia, mainly over the east slope as far south as northern Peru.

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Recommended Citation

Dusky Piha (Lipaugus fuscocinereus), In Neotropical Birds Online (T. S. Schulenberg, Editor). Cornell Lab of Ornithology, Ithaca, NY, USA. retrieved from Neotropical Birds Online: