Pipridae – Manakins

White-bearded Manakin (Manacus manacus) by Ian Montgomery

White-bearded Manakin (Manacus manacus) by Ian Montgomery

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CLASS – AVES, Order – PASSERIFORMES, Family – Pipridae – Manakins


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Dwarf Tyrant-Manakin (Tyranneutes stolzmanni) ©AGrosset-Video by Keith
Tiny Tyrant-Manakin (Tyranneutes virescens) ©©jerryoldenettlel – Video
Saffron-crested Tyrant-Manakin (Neopelma chrysocephalum) ©AGrossett
Sulphur-bellied Tyrant-Manakin (Neopelma sulphureiventer) IBC
Pale-bellied Tyrant-Manakin (Neopelma pallescens) ©AGrosset-Video
Wied’s Tyrant-Manakin (Neopelma aurifrons) Flickr – Video ©IBC
Serra do Mar Tyrant-Manakin (Neopelma chrysolophum)Video by Keith
Yellow-headed Manakin (Chloropipo flavicapilla)Video IBC
Jet Manakin (Chloropipo unicolor) Specimen – Sound
Araripe Manakin (Antilophia bokermanni)©AGrosset – Video IBC
Helmeted Manakin (Antilophia galeata)Video IBC
Long-tailed Manakin (Chiroxiphia linearis) ©Rainbirder – Video IBC
____ (Chiroxiphia linearis linearis) Video IBC
____ (Chiroxiphia linearis fastuosa) IBC
Lance-tailed Manakin (Chiroxiphia lanceolata)Video ©IBC
Blue-backed Manakin (Chiroxiphia pareola) ©©Rainbirder – Video IBC
____ (Chiroxiphia pareola atlantica) IBC
____ (Chiroxiphia pareola pareola) IBC
Yungas Manakin (Chiroxiphia boliviana)Video IBC
Blue Manakin (Chiroxiphia caudata) by Dario Sanches-Female ©CTimm– Video IBC
Pin-tailed Manakin (Ilicura militaris) ©AGrosset – Video IBC
Golden-winged Manakin (Masius chrysopterus) by R Scanlon – Video
____ (Masius chrysopterus pax) Video IBC
____ (Masius chrysopterus coronulatus) Video IBC
____ (Masius chrysopterus chrysopterus) ©©
White-throated Manakin (Corapipo gutturalis) ©WikiC
White-ruffed Manakin (Corapipo altera) ©©Rainbirder
____ (Corapipo altera altera) IBC
____ (Corapipo altera heteroleuca) IBC
White-bibbed Manakin (Corapipo leucorrhoa) IBC – Drawing ©WikiC
Olive Manakin (Xenopipo uniformis) IBC – Video IBC
Black Manakin (Xenopipo atronitens)Video IBC
Green Manakin (Cryptopipo holochlora)
Blue-crowned Manakin (Lepidothrix coronata)Video IBC
____ (Lepidothrix coronata velutina) IBC
____ (Lepidothrix coronata minuscula) Video IBC
____ (Lepidothrix coronata coronata) Video IBC
Snow-capped Manakin (Lepidothrix nattereri) ©AGrosset – Video IBC
Golden-crowned Manakin (Lepidothrix vilasboasi) Facebk
Opal-crowned Manakin (Lepidothrix iris) ©AGrosset
____ (Lepidothrix iris iris) ©AGrosset
Orange-bellied Manakin (Lepidothrix suavissima) Drawing ©WikiC- Photo IBC
White-fronted Manakin (Lepidothrix serena)
Blue-rumped Manakin (Lepidothrix isidorei)
____ (Lepidothrix isidorei isidorei) IBC
Cerulean-capped Manakin (Lepidothrix coeruleocapilla) Flickr
Orange-crested Manakin (Heterocercus aurantiivertex) BF – Video IBC
Yellow-crested Manakin (Heterocercus flavivertex)Video IBC
Flame-crested Manakin (Heterocercus linteatus) ©AGrosset – Video IBC
White-bearded Manakin (Manacus manacus) by Ian – Video by Keith
____ (Manacus manacus bangsi) IBC
____ (Manacus manacus interior) IBC
____ (Manacus manacus trinitatis) IBC
____ (Manacus manacus leucochlamys) Video IBC
____ (Manacus manacus gutturosus) IBC
White-collared Manakin (Manacus candei) ©WikiC – Female ©WikiC
Golden-collared Manakin (Manacus vitellinus) IBC
____ (Manacus vitellinus vitellinus) Video IBC
Orange-collared Manakin (Manacus aurantiacus) ©WikiC – Video IBC
Crimson-hooded Manakin (Pipra aureola)Video IBC
Wire-tailed Manakin (Pipra filicauda)Video IBC
____ (Pipra filicauda subpallida) Video IBC by Keith
____ (Pipra filicauda filicauda) Video IBC
Band-tailed Manakin (Pipra fasciicauda) ©AGrosset – Video by Keith B
____ (Pipra fasciicauda fasciicauda) IBC Video
____ (Pipra fasciicauda scarlatina) Female IBC
Club-winged Manakin (Machaeropterus deliciosus) by Michael Woodruff – Video IBC
Eastern Striped Manakin (Machaeropterus regulus)Video IBC
Western Striped Manakin (Machaeropterus striolatus)
Fiery-capped Manakin (Machaeropterus pyrocephalus)Video IBC
____ (Machaeropterus pyrocephalus pyrocephalus) IBC
White-crowned Manakin (Pseudopipra pipra) ©AGrosset
____ (Pseudopipra pipra anthracina) Video ©IBC
____ (Pseudopipra pipra bolivari) Video ©IBC
____ (Pseudopipra pipra pipra) Video ©IBC
____ (Pseudopipra pipra coracina) Video ©IBC
____ (Pseudopipra pipra microlopha) Video ©IBC
____ (Pseudopipra pipra separabilis) IBC
Scarlet-horned Manakin (Ceratopipra cornuta)Video ©IBC
Red-capped Manakin (Ceratopipra mentalis) ©WikiC
____ (Ceratopipra mentalis mentalis) IBC
____ (Ceratopipra mentalis ignifera) IBC
____ (Ceratopipra mentalis minor) – Video by Keith B
Round-tailed Manakin (Ceratopipra chloromeros) AmazoniaLodge – Video ©IBC
Golden-headed Manakin (Ceratopipra erythrocephala)Video ©IBC
____ (Ceratopipra erythrocephala erythrocephala) IBC
____ (Ceratopipra erythrocephala berlepschi) Video IBC
Red-headed Manakin (Ceratopipra rubrocapilla) ©AGrosset- Video ©IBC
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©Arthur Grosset’s Birds
Ian Montgomery’s Birdway
Keith Blomerley – Videographer
Robert Scanlon’s Gallery


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The manakins are a clade (Pipridae) of unique small suboscine passerine birds. The group contains some 60 species distributed through the American tropics. The name is from Middle Dutch mannekijn ‘little man’ (also the source of the different bird name mannikin).

The genus Tyranneutes comprise the smallest manakins, the genus Antilophia are believed to be the largest (since the Schiffornis genus are no longer considered manakins). They are compact stubby birds with short tails, broad and rounded wings, and big heads. The bill is short and has a wide gap. Females and first-year males have dull green plumage; most species are sexually dichromatic in their plumage, the males being mostly black with striking colours in patches, and in some species having long, decorative tail or crown feathers or erectile throat feathers. In some species, males from two to four years old have a distinctive subadult plumage.

The syrinx or “voicebox” is distinctive in manakins, setting them apart from the related families Cotingidae and Tyrannidae. Furthermore, it is so acutely variable within the group that genera and even species can be identified by the syrinx alone, unlike birds of most oscine families. The sounds made are whistles, trills, and buzzes. (Wikipedia with editing)

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Videos of Manakins by Keith Blomerly

Band-tailed Manakin by Keith

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Red-capped Manakin by Keith


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