French: Manakin à ailes blanches German: Keulenschwingenpipra Spanish: Saltarín alitorcido
P. L. Sclater
Nanegal, Pichincha, Ecuador
W slope of Andes in SW Colombia (S from Risaralda) and W Ecuador (S to Pichincha, also in El Oro and W Loja).
9·5–10 cm; 1 female 12 g. Distinctive manakin, male with greatly modified secondaries. Male has scarlet forehead and crown, dusky eyestripe; rest of body mostly... read more
Male call at lek a high-pitched “seet” or “seet-seet” followed by up to 8... read more
Wet montane forest, especially where mossy, also mature secondary woodland. Mostly 600–1900 m... read more
Food and feeding
Small berries and insects, plucked and taken from twigs and leaves in aerial sallies. Occasionally accompanies mixed-species flocks.
Egg-laying in Mar–Aug in Colombia. Male displays solitarily, but often within hearing distance of others, on thin branch up to c. 7 m... read more
Resident. Apparently seasonal altitudinal movements in Ecuador, descending to c. 100 m during non-... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened (Least Concern). Restricted-range species: present in Chocó EBA. Uncommon to fairly common but local, or very local, within relatively small... read more
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