Striolated Manakin (Machaeropterus striolatus)

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

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

Age: Adult | Sex: Male | Loc. Alpahuayo-Mishana, Loreto

Age: Adult | Sex: Female | Loc. Eastern Andes, Colombia

Age: Adult | Sex: Male | Loc. Near Tarapoto, San Martin

Identification & Behavior:~9.5 cm (3.7 in). The males Striolated Manakin has green upperparts with a bright red cap. Most of the underparts are heavily striped with a red broken band on the upper breast. The tail is light gray. The female has green upperparts and a washed version of the male’s streaking on the underparts. Both sexes have pale-yellowish spots on the tertials. It is very similar to the recently described Painted Manakin.  Males can be distinguished by the red broken breast band, which is yellow in the Painted Manakin. Females are indistinguishable in the field. These two manakins were separated on the basis of vocal and morphological differences. The ranges of these two forms come close (approximately 60 miles) but are not known to overlap. Also, see Fiery-capped Manakin.

Status: The Striolated Manakin is uncommon in Amazonia largely restricted to the department of Loreto.  It also occurs in Co, Ec, and Br.

Name in Spanish: Saltarín Rayado.

Sub-species: Striolated Manakin (Machaeropterus striolatus), (Bonaparte), 1838.  E Colombia, E Ecuador, NE Peru (S to N Ucayali) and adjacent W Brazil (E to region of R Urucu, in C Amazonas).
Meaning of Name: Machaeropterus: Gr. makhaira= knife, dagger and pteros, winged= pteron, wing. striolatus: L. striolata= finely striped.

Formerly known as Machaeropterus regulus (2018).

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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.