cerulean capped manakin

Cerulean-capped Manakin (Lepidothrix coeruleocapilla)

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

cerulean capped manakin
Age: Adult | Sex: Male | Loc. Chanchamayo, Junin.

cerulean capped manakin
Age: Adult | Sex: Female | Loc. Puno

Age: Adult | Sex: Male | Loc. Manu Road, Cuzco

Age: Adult | Sex: Female | Loc. Manu Road, Cuzco

Identification & Behavior: ~9 cm (3.5 in). The male Cerulean-capped Manakin is all black with a blue crown, back, and rump. The female is green with a yellowish belly. In both sexes, the bill and legs are dusky. It forages in the understory of montane forests. It is similar to the male Blue-crowned Manakin but is distinguished by a blue rump. The Cerulean-capped Manakin ranges at higher elevations and may only have limited overlap with the Blue-crowned Manakin.

Status: Endemic. The Cerulean-capped Manakin is uncommon in montane forests of the east slope of the Andes at elevations ranging between 600-1700 m.

Name in Spanish: Saltarín de Gorro Cerúleo.

Sub-species: Cerulean-capped Manakin (Lepidothrix coeruleocapilla), (Tschudi), 1844.

Meaning of Name: Lepidothrix: Gr. lepis, lepidos= scale, flake and thrix, trikhos= hair. coeruleocapilla: L. caeruleus= azure-blue and capillus= capped, hair.

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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.  http://fm2.fieldmuseum.org/uw_test/birdsofperu on 03/01/2016.