White-bearded Manakin (Manacus manacus)

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

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

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

white-bearded-manakin
Age: Adult | Sex: Male | Loc. Amazonia, Brazil

white-bearded-manakin
Age: Adult | Sex: Female | Loc. Amazonia, Brazil


Identification & Behavior: ~10.5 cm (4.1 in). The male White-bearded Manakin has a black cap and white neck and underparts. Birds on the south side of the Amazon have a white mantle and have paler underparts. Birds on the north side of the Amazon have a black mantle and darker underparts. The female is olive-green with paler throat and center of the belly. Both sexes have orange legs. It forages in the understory of interior forest and mature second growth. The female is similar to a Blue-backed Manakin but is distinguished by having orange legs.

Status: The White-bearded Manakin is generally uncommon in northern Amazonia and Southeastern Peru where it ranges up to 1000 m along the foothill of the Andes. It also occurs in the humid and semi-deciduous forest in Tumbes. The White-bearded Manakin also occurs in Co, Ec, Br, and Bo.

Name in Spanish: Saltarín de Barba Blanca.

Sub-species: White-bearded Manakin (Manacus manacus maximus), Chapman, 1924.  SW Ecuador (E Guayas and extreme W Chimborazo S to W Loja) and extreme NW Peru (Tumbes).
(Manacus manacus interior), Chapman, 1914.  NW & SC Venezuela, Colombia E of Andes, E Ecuador, NE Peru, and NW Brazil (on upper R Negro).
(Manacus manacus expectatus), Gyldenstolpe, 1941.  W Brazil (R Juruá), possibly also adjacent NE Peru (E Loreto).

Meaning of Name: Manacus: Manacus from the Dutch, Manakin, the name a manakin bears in Surinam. manacus.

See more of the Family Pipridae   peru aves

Distribution Map
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References:

    • 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.