Family Manakins (Pipridae)

Critically Endangered

Araripe Manakin (Antilophia bokermanni)


French: Manakin de Bokermann German: Araripe-Helmpipra Spanish: Saltarín de Araripe

Antilophia bokermanni

Coelho and W. Silva

, 1998,

Nascente do Farias, Chapada do Araripe, Ceará, Brazil


Clearly very closely related to A. galeata, with little genetic#R and virtually no vocal distinctiveness (but may sing only one of two song types produced by galeata)#R; nonetheless, differs in its white vs black body feathers of male (4); grey-brown vs pinkish legs of male (1); paler underparts of female (1); and more elongated wing-coverts and uppertail-coverts (at least 1). Monotypic.

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S Ceará (NE slope of the Chapada do Araripe; recently discovered at the top of the Araripe Plateau#R), in NE Brazil.

Descriptive notes

15–15·5 cm; 19–20·5 g. Strikingly patterned piprid with erect frontal crest. Male has bright red crest, crown and nape to upper back; rest of... read more


Male call a repeated musical “guru-uí”, both sexes a throaty “wreee pur... read more


Evergreen secondary forest, moving occasionally into more open adjacent areas; c. 800 m.

Food and feeding

Based on data gathered from 40 females and 54 males, a recent study found both plant and animal material in the diet, including ten... read more


Season strongly synchronized with rains, thus varying year to year; vocal activity increases during the breeding season, and in 2002... read more


Apparently resident.

Status and conservation

CRITICALLY ENDANGERED. A very recently discovered species, first observed in 1996 and recorded only from three municipalities (Barbalha, Crato and Missão Velha) in S... read more

Recommended citation

Snow, D., de Juana, E. & Sharpe, C.J. (2020). Araripe Manakin (Antilophia bokermanni). 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 on 26 February 2020).