Family Manakins (Pipridae)

Least Concern

Black Manakin (Xenopipo atronitens)


Taxonomy

French: Manakin noir German: Schwarzpipra Spanish: Saltarín negro
Taxonomy:

Xenopipo atronitens

Cabanis

, 1847,

Guyana

.

Sister to X. uniformis (which see). Monotypic.

Distribution:

E Colombia, S & SE Venezuela, the Guianas, and Amazonian Brazil (R Negro drainage E to Amapá and R Araguaia); locally in E Peru (Loreto, Ucayali, Madre de Dios), NE Bolivia (Beni, NE Santa Cruz) and SW Amazonian Brazil (S Amazonas, Acre, Rondônia).

Descriptive notes

12–13 cm; 12·5–18 g. Relatively long-tailed manakin with rather heavy bill, recalling a tyrant-flycatcher (Tyran­nidae), tanager (Thraupidae) or even small... read more

Voice

Calls numerous and varied, loud and sharp; include “skee! kip-kip-kip-krrr”, with many variations,... read more

Habitat

Scrubby savanna woodland and thickets, stunted várzea forest, also gallery woodland;... read more

Food and feeding

Small fruits and insects, taken in aerial sally. Regularly accompanies mixed-species foraging flocks.

Breeding

Not recorded. Male display unspectacular, no more than calling and chasing.

Movements

Resident.

Status and conservation

Not globally threatened. Generally considered to be locally common to fairly common in suitable habitat, but patchily distributed. Rare and local in heavily forested regions... read more

Recommended citation

Snow, D. (2019). Black Manakin (Xenopipo atronitens). 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 https://www.hbw.com/node/57098 on 23 February 2019).