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Screaming Piha - BirdForum Opus

Photo by Anselmo d Affonseca
Manaus, Brazil, August 2016
Lipaugus vociferans


Bird in the process of "screaming."
Photo © by Andy Adcock
Imataca, Venezuela, 6 January, 2016

24–28 cm (9½-11 in)

  • Plain grey
  • Mottled throat and breast


South America: found from eastern Colombia to southern Venezuela, The Guianas, northern Bolivia, Amazonian and eastern Brazil.


This is a monotypic species[1].


Middle and lower levels of humid forest and woodland.


Similar to a thrush but perches in a more upright position.


The diet consists mainly of fruit and insects.


They have a very loud wolf whistle.


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  1. Clements, J. F., T. S. Schulenberg, M. J. Iliff, D. Roberson, T. A. Fredericks, B. L. Sullivan, and C. L. Wood. 2016. The eBird/Clements checklist of birds of the world: v2016, with updates to August 2016. Downloaded from http://www.birds.cornell.edu/clementschecklist/download/
  2. Arthur Grosset
  3. Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive (retrieved September 2016)

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