Blue-rumped Manakin (Lepidothrix isidorei)

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

Age: Adult  | Sex: Male Isidorei | Loc. Eastern Andes, Colombia

Age: Adult  | Sex: Female Isidorei | Loc. Eastern Andes, Ecuador

Age: Adult  | Sex: Male Isidorei | Loc. San Martin Peru

Age: Adult  | Sex: Female Isidorei | Loc. Wild Sumaco, Ecuador

Identification & Behavior: ~8.5 cm (3.3 in). The male Blue-rumped Manakin is all black with a white crown and bluish-white rump (leucopygia) or blue rump (isidorei). The female is green with a yellowish belly and olive crown. In both sexes, the bill and legs are dusky. It forages in the understory of montane forests. It is similar to the male White-crowned Manakin but is distinguished by smaller size, blue or whitish rump, and by ranging at higher elevations.

Status: The Blue-rumped Manakin is uncommon in montane forests of the east slope of the Andes at elevations ranging between 1000-1400 m. It also occurs in Co and Ec.

Name in Spanish: Saltarín de Lomo Azul.

Sub-species: Blue-rumped Manakin (Lepidothrix isidorei leucopygia), Hellmayr, (1903).

Meaning of Name: Lepidothrix: Gr. lepis, lepidos= scale, flake and thrix, trikhos= hair. isidorei: In honor of Prof. Isidore Geoffroy-Saint-Hilaire (1805-1861) French zoologist.

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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.