Join for FREE
It only takes a minute!
Magnifying the passion for nature. Zeiss Victory Harpia 95. New!

Welcome to BirdForum.
BirdForum is the net's largest birding community, dedicated to wild birds and birding, and is absolutely FREE! You are most welcome to register for an account, which allows you to take part in lively discussions in the forum, post your pictures in the gallery and more.

Personal tools
Main Categories

White-bearded Manakin

From Opus

Male on left, female on right, subspecies trinitatisPhoto by Steve GTrinidad, May 2006
Male on left, female on right, subspecies trinitatis
Photo by Steve G
Trinidad, May 2006
Manacus manacus

Contents

[edit] Identification

10–11 cm (4-4¼ in).

  • Black crown, upper back, wings and tail
  • White underparts
  • Greyish flanks and rump

Female and young males are olive-green.
Legs are bright orange to red in both males and females.

[edit] Similar species

Females are very difficult to separate from females of other Manacus Manakins.

[edit] Distribution

South America: found from Colombia, Venezuela and Trinidad east through the Guianas and south to Bolivia and northern Argentina.

[edit] Taxonomy

[edit] Subspecies

15 subspecies are recognized[1]:

  • M.m. abditivus: Santa Marta, lower Cauca and middle Magdalena valleys
  • M.m. flaveolus: North Colombia (tropical upper Magdalena Valley)
  • M.m. bangsi: Tropical south-western Colombia and extreme north-western Ecuador
  • M.m. interior: Colombia (east of the Andes) to eastern Ecuador, northern Peru and north-western Brazil
  • M.m. trinitatis: Trinidad
  • M.m. umbrosus: Tropical southern Venezuela (Amazonas)
  • M.m. manacus: South Venezuela to the Guianas and northern Brazil
  • M.m. leucochlamys: Tropical north-western Ecuador (Esmeraldas, Manabí and Guayas)
  • M.m. maximus: Tropical south-western Ecuador (El Oro and western Loja)
  • M.m. expectatus: Tropical north-eastern Peru (Loreto) and adjacent western Brazil
  • M.m. longibarbatus: Lower Amazonian Brazil (River Xingú to River Tocantins)
  • M.m. purissimus: East Brazil (River Tocantins to south-eastern Pará and northern Maranhão)
  • M.m. gutturosus: South East Brazil (Alagoas) to eastern Paraguay and north-eastern Argentina
  • M.m. purus: North Brazil (River Madeira to River Tapajós and south-western Pará)
  • M.m. subpurus: South-central Brazil (south-eastern Amazona, eastern Rondônia and north-western Mato Grosso)

[edit] Habitat

Lowland forests and especially second growth, often at borders to roads and other human influenced areas.

[edit] Behaviour

[edit] Breeding

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.

[edit] Diet

The diet consists mostly of small fruit and 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 http://www.birds.cornell.edu/clementschecklist/download/
  2. Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive (retrieved May 2018)

[edit] External Links

Advertisement


Fatbirder's Top 1000 Birding Websites

Help support BirdForum

Page generated in 0.25932908 seconds with 6 queries
All times are GMT. The time now is 23:39.