Family Pipridae

Family Pipridae - blue-backed manakin
Species in the family Pipridae are known as manakins. They are compact stubby birds with short tails, and broad and rounded wings. The bill is short and has a wide gap. Manakins feed in the understory on small fruit often remarkably large for the size of the bird, and to a lesser degree, insects. Since they take fruit in flight as other species “hawk” for insects, they are believed to have evolved from insect-eating birds.
Females and first-year males have dull green plumage. Most species are sexually
dichromatic in their plumage, the males being mostly black with striking colors. Females have big territories from which they do not necessarily exclude other birds of their species, instead feeding somewhat socially. Males spend much of their time together at courtship sites. Many manakin species have spectacular lekking courtship rituals, which are especially elaborate in the genera Pipra and Chiroxiphia. There are 12 genera and 23 species of manikins known to occur in Peru. Photo: Blue-backed Manakin ©Steve Garvie.
Manakins Saltarines
Saffron-crested Tyrant-Manakin Saltarín-Tirano de Cresta Azafrán Neopelma chrysocephalum
Sulphur-bellied Tyrant-Manakin Saltarín-Tirano de Vientre Azufrado Neopelma sulphureiventer
Dwarf Tyrant-Manakin Saltarín-Tirano Enano Tyranneutes stolzmanni
Golden-winged Manakin Saltarín de Ala Dorada Masius chrysopterus
Blue-backed Manakin Saltarín de Dorso Azul Chiroxiphia pareola
Yungas Manakin Saltarín de Yungas Chiroxiphia boliviana
Green Manakin Saltarín Verde Xenopipo holochlora
Jet Manakin Saltarín Azabache Xenopipo unicolor
Black Manakin Saltarín Negro Xenopipo atronitens
Striolated Manakin Saltarín Rayado Machaeropterus regulus
Painted Manakin Saltarín Pintado Machaeropterus eckelberryi
Fiery-capped Manakin Saltarín Gorro de Fuego Machaeropterus pyrocephalus
White-crowned Manakin Saltarín de Corona Blanca Dixiphia pipra
Wire-tailed Manakin Saltarín Cola-de-Alambre Pipra filicauda
Band-tailed Manakin Saltarín de Cola Bandeada Pipra fasciicauda
White-bearded Manakin Saltarín de Barba Blanca Manacus manacus
Orange-crowned Manakin Saltarín de Corona Naranja Heterocercus aurantiivertex
Flame-crowned Manakin Saltarín Corona de Fuego Heterocercus linteatus (H)
Golden-headed Manakin Saltarín de Cabeza Dorada Ceratopipra erythrocephala
Red-headed Manakin Saltarín de Cabeza Roja Ceratopipra rubrocapilla
Round-tailed Manakin Saltarín de Cola Redonda Ceratopipra chloromeros
Blue-crowned Manakin Saltarín de Corona Azul Lepidothrix coronata
Blue-rumped Manakin Saltarín de Lomo Azul Lepidothrix isidorei
Cerulean-capped Manakin Saltarín de Gorro Cerúleo Lepidothrix coeruleocapilla (E)
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