Screaming Piha (Lipaugus vociferans)

Order: Passeriformes | Family: Cotingidae | IUCN Status: Least Concern

screaming-piha
Age: Adult | Sex: Unknown | Loc. Amazonia, Brazil

screaming-piha
Age: Adult | Sex: Unknown | Loc. Amazonia, Colombia

screaming-piha
Age: Adult | Sex: Unknown | Loc. Amazonia, Colombia

screaming-piha
Age: Adult | Sex: Unknown | Loc. Amazonia, Brazil


Identification & Behavior: ~25 cm (9.8 in). The Screaming Piha is all gray. It forages in the midstory of humid lowland Amazonian forest in a similar fashion as other pihas or trogons; staying motionless for long periods of time before launching on insects or hanging fruit. Its loud and far carrying song is easily heard in Amazonia. It is similar to the smaller Grayish Mourner, which behaves differently. Also, see Cinereous Mourner. It does not overlap with other large gray or olive Andean Pihas.

Status: The Screaming Piha is common and widespread in Amazonia where it is known to range up to 1150 m along the foothill of the Andes. It also occurs in Co, Ec, Br, and Bo.

Name in Spanish: Piha Gritona.

Sub-species: Screaming Piha (Lipaugus vociferans), (Wied), 1820.

Meaning of Name: Lipaugus: Gr. leipo= to abandon and auge, auges= brilliance; lipauges= dark, deserted by light. vociferans: L. vociferans, vociferantis= shouting, to shout.

See more of the Family Cotingidae   peru aves

Distribution Map
screaming-pihaVoice

References:

    • Species range based on: Schulenberg, T. S., D. F. Stotz, and L. Rico. 2006. Distribution maps of the birds of Peru, version 1.0. Environment, Culture & Conservation (ECCo). The Field Museum.  http://fm2.fieldmuseum.org/uw_test/birdsofperu on 03/01/2016.