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Orange-collared Manakin

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Photo by megan perkinsLocation: Carara, Costa Rica.
Photo by megan perkins
Location: Carara, Costa Rica.
Manacus aurantiacus


[edit] Identification

Female with fledglingPhoto by andyadcockSuital Lodge in the Osa peninsular, Costa Rica, March 2017
Female with fledgling
Photo by andyadcock
Suital Lodge in the Osa peninsular, Costa Rica, March 2017

9·5–10 cm (3¾-4 in)

  • Black crown, wings and tail
  • Black band across the midback
  • Orange head, neck, breast and upper back
  • Olive green rump
  • Yellow belly
  • Elongated throat feathers

The female and young males are olive-green with a yellow belly.

[edit] Distribution

Pacific slope of southern Costa Rica and south-western Panama (east to Azuero Peninsula).

[edit] Taxonomy

This is a monotypic species2.

[edit] Habitat

Humid forest with adjacent second growth woodland and thickets of taller trees. Plantations and gardens.

[edit] Behaviour

[edit] Breeding

The male displays at communal leks. The female constructs a shallow cup nest, in the fork of a tree. The clutch contains 2 brown-speckled grey eggs, which are incubated for 18-21 days.

[edit] Diet

The diet consists of small fruit and some insects, both plucked from the foliage in flight.

[edit] References

  1. Ridgely & Gwynne 1989. Birds of Panama. Princeton Paperbacks. ISBN 0691025126
  2. 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
  3. Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive (retrieved May 2018)
  4. Wikipedia

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