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Rufous Piha

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Subspecies unirufusPhoto © by darwin1601 La Selva, Costa Rica, June 2019
Subspecies unirufus
Photo © by darwin1601
La Selva, Costa Rica, June 2019
Lipaugus unirufus


[edit] Identification

23–24 cm (9-9½ in)

  • Cinnamon-brown overall plumage
  • Darker crown, wings and tail
  • Lighter underparts

[edit] Distribution

Central America and South America
Central America: found in Mexico, Guatemala, Belize, Honduras, Nicaragua, Costa Rica, Panama
South America: Colombia and Ecuador

[edit] Taxonomy

[edit] Subspecies

There are 2 subspecies[1]:

  • L. u. unirufus:
  • L. u. castaneotinctus:
  • Tropical south-western Colombia to north-western Ecuador

[edit] Habitat

Humid forest and mature second growth up to 1200 m.

[edit] Behaviour

[edit] Diet

Their diet consists mainly of fruits (especially palm fruit) and insects.

[edit] Breeding

The breeding season runs from March to August. They may have a second brood.

[edit] References

  1. Clements, J. F., T. S. Schulenberg, M. J. Iliff, D. Roberson, T. A. Fredericks, B. L. Sullivan, and C. L. Wood. 2018. The eBird/Clements checklist of birds of the world: v2018. Downloaded from
  2. Avibase
  3. Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive (retrieved June 2019)

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