Trinidad Piping-guan Pipile pipile


Alexander, G. D. 2002. Observations of the Endangered Trinidad Piping-Guan (Pipile pipile), or Pawi, in Northern Trinidad. In: F. E. hayes and S. A. Temple (eds), Studies in Trinidad and Tobago Ornithology Honouring Richard Ffrench, pp. 119-130. Dept. Life Sci., Univ. West Indies, St. Augustine.

Butler, P. 1998. Promoting pride in the pawi. A cnservation education campaign for north-east Trinidad. RARE Centre for Tropical Conservation and Forestry Division, Ministry of Agriculture, Land and Marine Resources, Philadelphia and Trinidad.

Gebauer, M. 2018. Preliminary status update on Pawi (Trinidad Piping-guan; Pipile pipile). Gebauer and Associates Ltd.

Grass, A.A., Hosie, C. and McDowall, I.L. 2016. The complete mitochondrial genome and phylogenetic position of the critically endangered Trinidad Piping Guan, Pipile pipile synonym Aburria pipile (Aves: Galliformes). Mitochondrial DNA Part B 1(1): 649-650.

Hayes, F. E. 2006. Trinidad Piping-guan (Aburria pipile). In: Brooks, D. M. (ed.), Conserving Cracids: The most threatened family of birds in the Americas, Houston Museum of Natural Sciences, Houston, USA.

Hayes, F. E.; Sanasie, B; Samad, I. 2009. Status and conservation of the Critically Endangered Trinidad Piping-guan Aburria pipile. Endangered Species Research 7: 77-84.

Hayes, F. E.; Shameerudeen, C. L.; Sanasie, B.; Hayes, B. D.; Ramjohn, C. L.; Lucas, F. B. 2009. Ecology and behaviour of the Critically Endangered Trinidad Piping-guan Aburria pipile. Endangered Species Research 6: 223-229.

Hirschfeld, E. 2008. Rare Birds Yearbook 2009: the world's 190 most threatened birds. MagDig Media Ltd., Shrewsbury, UK.

IUCN. 2020. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2020-3. Available at: (Accessed: 10 December 2020).

James, C.; Hislop, G. 1997. Status and conservation of the Trinidad Piping Guan or Pawi (Pipile pipile). In: Strahl, S. D.; Seaujon, S.; Brooks, D. M.; Begazo, A. J.; Sedaghatkish, G.; Olmos, F. (ed.), The Cracidae: Their biologu and conservation, pp. 242-247. Hancock House Press, Blaine, WA, USA.

Naranjit, K. 2010. Knowledge of the Critically Endangered Pawi continues to increase. Annual Review of the World Pheasant Association 2009/2010: 31.

Naranjit, K. 2012. Phenology of the Trinidad Piping-guan, Pipile pipile. University of the West Indies.

Nelson, H.P., Devenish, C., Bobb-Prescott, N., Naranjit, A., Naranjit, K. and McGowan, P.J.K. 2011. Pawi Species Recovery Strategy. World Pheasant Association and BirdLife International.

Rostant, L. 2019. Insights into the reproductive ecology of the Critically Endangered Trinidad Piping-guan, Pipile pipile revealed through camera trapping. Living World - Journal of The Trinidad and Tobago Field Naturalists' Club 2019: 28.

Waylen, K. A.; McGowan, P. J. K.; Pawi Study Group; Milner-Gulland, E. J. 2009. Ecotourism positively affects awareness and attitudes but not conservation behaviours: a case study at Grande Riviere, Trinidad. Oryx 43(3): 343-351.

Further resources

IUCN SSC Galliformes Specialist Group

Detailed species account from the Threatened birds of the Americas: the BirdLife International Red Data Book (BirdLife International 1992). Please note, taxonomic treatment and IUCN Red List category may have changed since publication.

Recuento detallado de la especie tomado del libro Aves Amenazadas de las Americas, Libro Rojo de BirdLife International (BirdLife International 1992). Nota: la taxonomoía y la categoría de la Lista Roja de la UICN pudo haber cambiado desde esta publicación.

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Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2021) Species factsheet: Pipile pipile. Downloaded from on 18/10/2021. Recommended citation for factsheets for more than one species: BirdLife International (2021) IUCN Red List for birds. Downloaded from on 18/10/2021.