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Long-tailed Manakin

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Photo by fisherclLocation: Mal Pais, Costa Rica.
Photo by fishercl
Location: Mal Pais, Costa Rica.
Chiroxiphia linearis

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[edit] Identification

Sexes differ. Female's length is 14 cm; Male's length is 21.5–26.5 cm. Male - black with an azure blue back, a red crown with a rear projecting crest, and long, central tail feathers. Females are olive-green. Orange legs and feet.

[edit] Distribution

Southern Mexico to Costa Rica.

[edit] Taxonomy

Two subspecies are recognized, linearis and fastuosa.

[edit] Habitat

Dry or humid forest, and mangroves swamps.

[edit] Behaviour

The female builds the nest, incubates eggs, and raises the young on her own. The nest is a shallow cup made of fibres, mosses, grasses, and dry leaves. 1-2 buffy eggs with heavy brown spotting are laid.

Diet includes fruit.

Two males duet with a "ToLeDo" call which helps the pair attract females.

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