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10.7 cm. Black crown, upper back, wings and tail, otherwise white with greyish flanks and rump. The female and young males are olive-green. Legs are bright orange to red in both males and females.
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Females are very difficult to separate from females of other Manacus Manakins.
15 subspecies are recognized:
Lowland forests and especially second growth, often at borders to roads and other human influenced areas.
Males display in leks low over the rainforest floor. The bird jumps from ground onto a vertical branch and down again, at the same time making explosive snapping sounds.
The diet includes fruit and insects.
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