White-crowned Manakin (Pseudopipra pipra)

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

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

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

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

Age: Adult | Sex: Female | Loc. San Marin, Peru

Identification & Behavior: ~9.5 cm (3.7 in). The male White-crowned Manakin is black with a snow-white crown. The female is greenish-olive with a variable amount of gray on the head, which varies among sub-species. Both sexes have a red iris, which can be less saturated in the female. It forages in the under and midstory of the forest in Amazonia. The female is distinguished from other female-manakin by having a gray head, red eye, and a greenish-olive body. See the female Blue-crowned Manakin.

Status: The White-crowned Manakin is fairly common and widespread in Amazonia where it is known to range up to 2200 m along the foothill of the Andes. It also occurs in Co, Ec, and Br.

Name in Spanish: Saltarín de Corona Blanca.

Sub-species: White-crowned Manakin (Dixiphia pipra coracina) (P. L. Sclater), 1856.   NW Venezuela (Perijá Mts, and SE Lara S to SE Táchira) S, on E slope of E Andes, to E Ecuador and NC Peru (N of R Marañón).
(Dixiphia pipra discolor), (J. T. Zimmer), 1936.  NE Peru.
(Dixiphia pipra occulta) (J. T. Zimmer), 1936.  NC Peru on E side of C Andes.
(Dixiphia pipra pygmaea) (J. T. Zimmer), 1936.  lower R Huallaga, in NC Peru.
(Dixiphia pipra comata) (Berlepsch and Stolzmann), 1894.  EC Peru (S Pasco S to N Cuzco).
(Dixiphia pipra microlopha) (J. T. Zimmer), 1929.  E Peru (S of R Marañón) and W Brazil.

Meaning of Name: Dixiphia: Gr. di, dis = double, twice and xiphias, xiphos= sword. pipra: Gr. pipra= small bird, never properly identified.

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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.