Fundación ProAves – por la conservación en el país de las aves

Lipaugus weberi

30 March, 2007



(Lipaugus weberi)

The Chestnut-capped Piha (Lipaugus weberi) is an endemic species critically endangered CR. It inhabits the northern slopes of the Central Cordillera of the Columbian Andes in the department of Antioquia, at altitudes ranging from 1500m to 1800 meters. It has a very restricted distribution estimated at 92 km. This is an endangered species mainly due to the high deforestation due to farming and agricultural expansion.

Because of its status and the limited existing information, ProAves carried out in 2006 a study on the ecology and conservation of the populations present in the municipality of Anorí, in order to obtain accurate data on its biology through identification requirements, habitat characterization, monitoring and estimation of the population.

Sierra, AM 2007. Study of the ecology and conservation of populations of the Chestnut-capped Piha (Lipaugus weberi) present in the northern slope of the Central Cordillera – Colombia. See summary here.