Jet Manakin (Xenopipo unicolor)

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

Age: Adult | Sex: Male | Loc. Digital Adaptation

Age: Adult | Sex: Female | Loc. Zamora-Chinchipe, Ecuador

Identification & Behavior: ~12 cm (4.7 in). The male Jet Manakin is all glossy black with a relatively small black bill and dusky legs. The female is uniformly dark olive with dusky bill and legs. Both sexes have white underwing coverts. It forages in the understory and midstory of humid montane forests. It is very similar to the Black Manakin but is distinguished by having a smaller black bill and by the white underwing coverts. The range of these two species is not known to overlap.

Status: The Jet Manakin is uncommon to rare in montane forests of the east slope of the Andes at elevations ranging between 900-2200 m. It also occurs in Ec.

Name in Spanish: Saltarín Azabache.

Sub-species: Jet Manakin (Xenopipo unicolor), (Taczanowski), 1884.

Meaning of Name: Xenopipo: Gr. xenos= stranger; Mod. L. pipo= manakin. unicolor: L. unicolor, unicoloris= plain, uniform, of one colour.

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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.