Screaming Piha Lipaugus vociferans

  • Order: Passeriformes
  • Family: Cotingidae
  • Monotypic
  • Authors: Ian Suzuki, Natsumi Fearnside, Wendy Tori, and Jose I. Pareja

Priorities for Future Research

Screaming Piha is common and widespread, but even so it remains a poorly studied species. Given how early development and nest characteristics is sparsely researched, research in these areas would be valuable. Little is known about its behavior (apart from lekking) or life-history characteristics. Additionally, while some research has been done considering the effects of fragmentation in the Atlantic Forest, information concerning the status of Amazonian populations could be useful. As a common species that is vulnerable to human disturbance, the Screaming Piha could prove to be a useful indicator species.

Recommended Citation

Suzuki, I., N. Fearnside, W. Tori, and J. I. Pareja (2012). Screaming Piha (Lipaugus vociferans), version 1.0. In Neotropical Birds Online (T. S. Schulenberg, Editor). Cornell Lab of Ornithology, Ithaca, NY, USA.