Family Manakins (Pipridae)

Least Concern

Band-tailed Manakin (Pipra fasciicauda)


French: Manakin à queue barrée German: Schwanzbindenpipra Spanish: Saltarín naranja

Pipra fasciicauda


, 1906,

Guarayos, Santa Cruz, Bolivia


See P. filicauda. Hybrid “P. heterocerca” sometimes considered a cross between present species and P. filicauda. Five subspecies recognized.

Subspecies and Distribution
  • P. f. saturata J. T. Zimmer, 1936 – tropical zone of N Peru E of Andes (in San Martín).
  • P. f. purusiana E. Snethlage, 1907 – E Peru S of Amazon (Loreto S to Cuzco) and W Brazil (Acre, and upper R Purus in Amazonas).
  • P. f. fasciicauda Hellmayr, 1906 – SE Peru (Madre de Dios, N Puno) and N & NE Bolivia (near Andes in Cochabamba and N Santa Cruz).
  • P. f. calamae Hellmayr, 1910 – WC Brazil (limited area near upper R Madeira and extreme NW Mato Grosso).
  • P. f. scarlatina Hellmayr, 1915 – interior Brazil from C Pará (S of Belém area) S to Mato Grosso do Sul, S Goiás, W Minas Gerais and NW São Paulo, with apparently isolated populations in NE (Ceará and Alagoas), and extreme N Bolivia (Pando, Beni), SE Paraguay and extreme NE Argentina (Misiones).
  • Descriptive notes

    11 cm; 11·5–19 g. Male nominate race has red forebody with some yellow admixed on breast; much yellower on face and throat, light creamy yellow on rest of underparts;... read more


    Male advertisement call a downward-inflected “eeew”; display call a somewhat harsh “wee-ee-eeh”; in... read more


    Seasonally flooded lowland forest (várzea) and gallery forest; to 600 m in Peru. Of 50... read more

    Food and feeding

    Small fruits (Melastomataceae, Rubiaceae) and insects. In study in S Brazil (Mato Grosso do Sul), 93% of faecal samples contained fruits or... read more


    In Brazil, egg-laying in Dec in N (Belém area) and species breeds mainly Aug–Nov in S (E Mato Grosso do Sul). Male performs complex... read more


    None reliably reported.

    Status and conservation

    Not globally threatened (Least Concern). Fairly common to common in most of range; present in several protected areas, e.g. Chapada dos Guimarães National Park (Brazil... read more

    Recommended citation

    Snow, D. (2020). Band-tailed Manakin (Pipra fasciicauda). 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 22 February 2020).