Band-tailed Manakin (Pipra fasciicauda)

Order: Passeriformes | Family: Pipridae | IUCN Status: Least Concern

Age: Adult | Sex: Male | Loc. Amazonia, Brazil

Age: Adult | Sex: Female | Loc. Amazonia, Brazil

Age: Adult | Sex: Males | Loc. Amazonia, Brazil

Age: Immature & Adult | Sex: Male 7 Female | Loc. Amazonia, Brazil

Identification & Behavior: ~10.5 cm (4.1 in). The male Band-tailed Manakin has black upperparts with a bright red crown that extends to the back and sides of the neck. The face and rest of the underparts are bright yellow with a variable amount of red on the breast and belly. The male has a broad pale band on the tail. The female is mostly olive-green with a yellowish throat and center of the belly. Both sexes have a pale iris, brown legs, and a relatively short square tail. It forages in the upper understory of the forest in Amazonia. It is similar to the Wire-tailed Manakin but their ranges may have very limited overlap.

Status: The Band-tailed Manakin is fairly common and widespread in Amazonia, basically south of the range of the similar Wire-tailed Manakin. It is known to range up to 1000 m along the foothill of the Andes. The Band-tailed Manakin also occurs in Br and Bo.

Name in Spanish: Saltarín de Cola Bandeada.

Sub-species: Band-tailed Manakin (Pipra fasciicauda saturata), (J. T. Zimmer), 1936.  tropical zone of N Peru E of Andes (in San Martín).
(Pipra fasciicauda purusiana), (E. Snethlage), 1907.   E Peru S of Amazon (Loreto S to Cuzco) and W Brazil (Acre, and upper R Purús in Amazonas).
(Pipra fasciicauda fasciicauda), (Hellmayr), 1906.  SE Peru (N Puno) and N & NE Bolivia (near Andes in Cochabamba and N Santa Cruz).

Meaning of Name: Pipra: Gr.= small bird, never properly identified. fasciicauda: L. fascia= band, stripe and cauda= tail.

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Distribution Map


    • Species range based on: Schulenberg, T. S., D. F. Stotz, and L. Rico. 2006. Distribution maps of the birds of Peru, version 1.0. Environment, Culture & Conservation (ECCo). The Field Museum. on 03/01/2016.