Order: Passeriformes | Family: Pipridae | IUCN Status: Least Concern
Age: Adult | Sex: Male | Loc. Amazonia, Brazil
Age: Adult | Sub-adult | Sex: Female & Male | Loc. Amazonia, Brazil
Age: Adult | Sex: Male | Loc. Acre, Brazil
Age: Adult | Sex: Female | Loc. Amazonia, Brazil
Status: The Blue-backed Manakin is uncommon and widespread in Amazonia where it is known to range up to 700 m along the foothill of the Andes. It also occurs in Co, Ec, Br, and Bo.
Name in Spanish: Saltarín de Dorso Azul.
Sub-species: Blue-backed Manakin (Chiroxiphia pareola napensis) W. de W. Miller, 1908. S & SE Colombia (E of Andes), E Ecuador and N Peru (mainly N of R Marañón).
(Chiroxiphia pareola regina) P. L. Sclater, 1856. E Peru (S of R Marañón), W Brazil mostly S of Amazon (E to lower R Tapajós, also recorded N of Amazon at two sites W of R Negro) and extreme N Bolivia.
Meaning of Name: Chiroxiphia: Gr. kheir, kheiros= hand and xiphos= sword. pareola: L. pareola modification; a small version of a member of the genus Parus.
- 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. http://fm2.fieldmuseum.org/uw_test/birdsofperu on 03/01/2016.