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Lance-tailed Manakin

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MalePhoto by Wim de GrootPanama, February 2010
Photo by Wim de Groot
Panama, February 2010
Chiroxiphia lanceolata


[edit] Identification

FemalePhoto by Stanley JonesOld Gamboa Road nr Summit Gardens, Panamá Province, Panama, December 2017
Photo by Stanley Jones
Old Gamboa Road nr Summit Gardens, Panamá Province, Panama, December 2017

13-13.5 cm (5-5¼ in, female smaller) long and 17.5 g. 2 central tail feathers elongated to form a spike.
Male - black, with a red crown patch, bright sky-blue back, and bright orange legs.
Female - olive-green upperparts, paler olive underparts; legs orange-red.
Young males are olive, but show a red cap and the start of a blue back as they mature.

[edit] Distribution

Costa Rica, Panama, northern Colombia and western half of northern Venezuela.

[edit] Taxonomy

This is a monotypic species[1].

[edit] Habitat

Dry to moist woodlands with thick undergrowth including areas with thick scrub and secondary growth.

[edit] Behaviour

[edit] Breeding

The female builds a cup nest in a tree. The clutch consists of 2 cream eggs with brown mottling. They are incubated solely by the female for about 20 days.

The male is joined by a subordinate and displays on a slender, horizontal stem.

[edit] Diet

Their diet consists mostly of fruits, picked off a low tree or bush in flight. They also eat some insects.

[edit] References

  1. Clements, J. F., T. S. Schulenberg, M. J. Iliff, D. Roberson, T. A. Fredericks, B. L. Sullivan, and C. L. Wood. 2017. The eBird/Clements checklist of birds of the world: v2017, with updates to August 2017. Downloaded from
  2. Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive (retrieved Mar 2018)

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