Rufous Piha Lipaugus unirufus

  • Order: Passeriformes
  • Family: Cotingidae
  • Polytypic: 2 subspecies
  • Authors: Jamie-Ann E. Haynes

Priorities for Future Research

Further research is needed to fully understand the effects on Rufous Piha populations of  continued habitat loss and habitat fragmentation. The diet of the piha is not known in any detail, there still are few observations on its nesting biology, and the social structure of the Rufous Piha remains almost entirely unknown. There also is no information on such topics as age at first breeding, life span and survivorship, dispersal, population regulation, molts, territoriality and population density.

Recommended Citation

Haynes, J. E. (2012). Rufous Piha (Lipaugus unirufus), version 1.0. In Neotropical Birds Online (T. S. Schulenberg, Editor). Cornell Lab of Ornithology, Ithaca, NY, USA.