French: Iodopleure manakin German: Fahlkehl-Zwergbekarde Spanish: Cotinguita pipra
Sri Lanka; error = Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
Two subspecies recognized.
Subspecies and Distribution
I. p. leucopygia
Salvin, 1885 – very patchily in coastal NE Brazil in Paraíba, Pernambuco, Alagoas and Bahia.
I. p. pipra
(Lesson, 1831) – coastal E Brazil in Espírito Santo, Rio de Janeiro and São Paulo.
9·5 cm; 10 g. Small cotingid with relatively long hirundinid-like wings, short tail extending only 5–10 mm beyond tail-coverts, wide bill slightly expanded at... read more
High-pitched, faint “se-se-see”, in flight sometimes repeated so rapidly as to become a... read more
Humid forest, secondary woodland and cacao plantations; to 1000 m.
Food and feeding
Mainly mistletoe berries (Loranthaceae), some other fruits; also small insects. Forages mainly high in trees, especially large fine-leaved... read more
Recorded in Jul–Oct; two records of laying in Jul, in austral winter (unusual, but supported by records of moult beginning Aug–... read more
Little understood; probably some vertical seasonal movement. Found “migrating” in small flocks in... read more
Status and conservation
ENDANGERED. Restricted-range species: present in Atlantic Slope of Alagoas and Pernambuco EBA and Atlantic Forest Lowlands EBA. Rare and local, and range highly fragmented.... read more
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