French: Manakin noir German: Schwarzpipra Spanish: Saltarín negro
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).
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
Calls numerous and varied, loud and sharp; include “skee! kip-kip-kip-krrr”, with many variations,... read more
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.
Not recorded. Male display unspectacular, no more than calling and chasing.
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
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