Screaming piha

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Screaming piha
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Iwokrama Forest, Guyana
Song recorded in Tambopata Reserve, Madre de Dios Region, Peru
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Passeriformes
Family: Cotingidae
Genus: Lipaugus
Species: L. vociferans
Binomial name
Lipaugus vociferans
(Wied, 1820)

The screaming piha (Lipaugus vociferans) is a species of passerine bird in the family Cotingidae. It is found in humid forests in the Amazon and tropical parts of the Mata Atlântica in South America. It is adapting well to human settlement areas like gardens and parks. It is considered to be of least concern by BirdLife International.

Both sexes have dull grey plumage (wings and tail often somewhat browner) and a voice that is extraordinarily loud.[2] Males often gather in loose leks, where they sing to attract females.

The Cofan people of Ecuador call it the Pwe-pwe Yoh, which is a reference to its voice. Among the Ecuadorian Secoyas, the bird is known as the Kwow-kwee-yo. The sound is frequently used in movies, and also can be heard in the background of the popular game Angry Birds Rio.


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