French: Manakin à dos bleu German: Blaubürzelpipra Spanish: Saltarín lomiazul
P. L. Sclater, 1852,
“Nouvelle-Grenade” [Bogotá] = Buenavista, above Villavicencio, Meta, Colombia.
Subspecies and Distribution
L. i. isidorei
(P. L. Sclater, 1852) – E side of E Andes in Colombia (S from Boyacá), E Ecuador and N Peru (N Amazonas).
L. i. leucopygia
(Hellmayr, 1903) – N Peru on E side of C Andes (S Amazonas, San Martín, N Huánuco).
7·5 cm. Male nominate race has shiny white cap, azure-blue rump and uppertail-coverts; rest of plumage black; iris dark brownish-red; bill blackish above, paler grey below;... read more
Male display call a rising “koooit” or “wreee”, repeated at intervals of 2–5 seconds.
Humid forest in Andean foothills; 500–1700 m.
Food and feeding
No data; presumed similar to L. coronata.
Not recorded. Display little known; a solitary male in Ecuador, perched 4–8 m up on thin horizontal branches, seen to raise pale... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. Locally fairly common to uncommon; rare in Peru. Observed less frequently than e.g. L. coronata, and seems to call less often; may be... read more
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