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Rose-collared Piha - BirdForum Opus

Lipaugus streptophorus


22.5 cm. A distinctive piha, the only sexually dimorphic species of the genus.

  • Grey upperparts
  • Paler grey underparts, especially on belly
  • Pinkish-magenta full collar and undertail-coverts
  • Dark brown or blackish bill with paler base of lower mandible.

Females are slightly smaller, the lack the pink collar and their undertail-coverts are cinnamon-rufous.
Juveniles undescribed.


Tepuis of southeastern Venezuela and adjacent northern Brazil and Guyana.
Not well known, apparently local and uncommon.


This is a monotypic species.


Moist montanes and forest egde.
Occurs at 1000 to 1800 m.



Feeds mainly on fruits, especially of Melastomataceae. Takes also insects.


A female collecting nesting material was recorded in April. No other information.


Presumably a resident species.


  1. Clements, J. F., T. S. Schulenberg, M. J. Iliff, B.L. Sullivan, C. L. Wood, and D. Roberson. 2013. The eBird/Clements checklist of birds of the world: Version 6.8., with updates to August 2013. Downloaded from http://www.birds.cornell.edu/clementschecklist/download/
  2. Del Hoyo, J, A Elliot, and D Christie, eds. 2004. Handbook of the Birds of the World. Volume 9: Cotingas to Pipits and Wagtails. Barcelona: Lynx Edicions. ISBN 978-8487334696

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