Red-headed Manakin (Ceratopipra rubrocapilla)

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

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

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

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

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

Identification & Behavior: ~9.5 cm (3.7 in). The male Red-headed Manakin is all black with a red head and red thighs. It has a pale brown iris and a yellow bill. The female is all greenish with a brown iris, brownish bill, and yellowish undertail coverts. It forages in the understory of Terra Firme forest. The female is similar to a female Golden-headed Manakin but they range on opposite sides of the Amazon and Marañon Rivers. Hence their ranges do not overlap. Also, see a female Round-tailed Manakin.

Status: The Red-headed Manakin is uncommon on the south side of the Amazon and Marañon Rivers. It also occurs in eastern Madre de Dios. The Red-headed Manakin also occurs in Br and Bo.

Name in Spanish: Saltarín de Cabeza Roja.

Sub-species: Red-headed Manakin (Ceratopipra rubrocapilla), Temminck, 1821.

Meaning of Name: Cerato: Gr. keras, keratos= horn and pipra= small bird, never properly identified. rubrocapilla: L. ruber= red and capillus= hair of the head, headed.

Note: Formerly known as Pipra rubrocapilla.

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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.