French: Manakin à longue queue German: Blaubrustpipra Spanish: Saltarín azul
Other common names:
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
SE Brazil (S Goiás and S Bahia S to W Paraná and Rio Grande do Sul), SE Paraguay and extreme NE Argentina (Misiones, NE Corrientes).
Male 15 cm, female 14·5 cm; mean 25·6 g. Male distinctively patterned, both sexes with elongated central rectrices. Male has black head with red band from... read more
Male call a double “ptuwa ptuwa”; in male duet calls overlap, not well synchronized,... read more
Humid forest and secondary woodland, also edges. Mostly below 1500 m, occasionally to 1900 m. In E... read more
Food and feeding
Small fruits and insects. Items plucked or snatched usually in aerial sally, but sometimes while perched.
Egg-laying mainly in Aug–Feb. Male displays low down on slender horizontal stems, where joined by two (sometimes more) subordinate... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened (Least Concern). Fairly common in most of range, and common in many areas. Might be subjected to habitat destruction in future, but ability to thrive... read more
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