Family Manakins (Pipridae)

Least Concern

Dwarf Tyrant-manakin (Tyranneutes stolzmanni)


French: Manakin nain German: Amazonienzwergpipra Spanish: Saltarín enano

Pipra stolzmanni


, 1906,

Marabitanas, Rio Negro, Brazil


Closely related to T. virescens. Monotypic.


S Venezuela (Amazonas, W & S Bolívar) and Amazonia from E Colombia S (E from foothills of Andes) to Ecuador, Peru and N Bolivia, and E to NW & NC Brazil (E to R Branco and, S of Amazon, to Maranhão and S to S Mato Grosso).

Descriptive notes

8–9 cm; 6·9–10 g. Tiny, drab manakin with very short tail, pale eyes. Plumage is uniformly olive above, throat to breast paler greyish-olive, belly pale yellow;... read more


Male advertising call an often repeated “jew-pit”.


Humid terra firme and, to lesser extent, várzea forest, especially on white sandy... read more

Food and feeding

Mainly small fruits; also invertebrates. Forages in lower and middle strata, but sometimes high into canopy.


Single record: young in nest mid-Apr, E Ecuador. Nest a tiny cup (5 cm outside diameter, 3·5 cm inside, 3 cm deep) of sparse black rootlets... read more



Status and conservation

Not globally threatened. Fairly common to common in much of range; often numerous in suitable habitat, but very easily overlooked. Notably inconspicuous, frequently detected... read more

Recommended citation

Snow, D. (2020). Dwarf Tyrant-manakin (Tyranneutes stolzmanni). In: del Hoyo, J., Elliott, A., Sargatal, J., Christie, D.A. & de Juana, E. (eds.). Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive. Lynx Edicions, Barcelona. (retrieved from on 20 February 2020).