Order Passeriformes

Family Pipridae

Manakins
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General
  • Small arboreal birds of compact build, with short, rather wide bill, short wings and, except for males of a few species, short tail; feed mainly on small fruits, plucked in flight, and insects.
  • Central and South America, and some offlying islands.
  • Mainly tropical forest, a few species in scrubby woodland and thickets.
  • 7-16 cm.
  • 17 genera, 52 species, 119 taxa.
  • 5 species threatened;
    none extinct since 1600.

Recommended citation

Snow, D. (2017). Manakins (Pipridae). In: del Hoyo, J., Elliott, A., Sargatal, J., Christie, D.A. & de Juana, E. (eds.). Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive. Lynx Edicions, Barcelona. (retrieved from http://www.hbw.com/node/52296 on 30 May 2017).