French: Manakin nain German: Amazonienzwergpipra Spanish: Saltarín enano
Marabitanas, Rio Negro, Brazil
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).
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
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