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Photo by COLOMBIA Birding
Anori (C Andes), Colombia, March 2012
Lipaugus weberi


24-25 cm

  • Upperside dark slaty grey
  • Underside slightly paler
  • Dull chestnut cap
  • Pale cinnamon undertail coverts
  • Yellow eye-ring
  • Brown eye
  • Dark legs and bill


Photo by COLOMBIA Birding
Amalfi (C Andes), Colombia, August 2009

South America: an endemic found on the northern slope of Central Cordillera of Andes of Colombia.


This is a monotypic species[1].


Cloud Forest, observed 1400-1900 m asl.


Sounds include a number of vocalizations but the male also makes a whirring sound from the wings during display flights.


Feeds on mainly fruit and sometimes invertebrates.


  1. Clements, J. F., T. S. Schulenberg, M. J. Iliff, S. M. Billerman, T. A. Fredericks, B. L. Sullivan, and C. L. Wood. 2019. The eBird/Clements Checklist of Birds of the World: v2019. Downloaded from http://www.birds.cornell.edu/clementschecklist/download/
  2. Snow, D. and C.J. Sharpe (2020). Chestnut-capped Piha (Lipaugus weberi), version 1.0. In Birds of the World (J. del Hoyo, A. Elliott, J. Sargatal, D. A. Christie, and E. de Juana, Editors). Cornell Lab of Ornithology, Ithaca, NY, USA. https://doi.org/10.2173/bow.chcpih1.01

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