French: Manakin tête-de-feu German: Feuerkopfpipra Spanish: Saltarín encendido
P. L. Sclater, 1852,
locality unknown = Ucayali, upper Amazon, Peru.
Two subspecies recognized.
Subspecies and Distribution
M. p. pallidiceps
J. T. Zimmer, 1936 – S Venezuela (lower Caura Valley and middle Paragua Valley, in Bolívar, also single record from NW Amazonas) and extreme N Brazil (N Roraima).
M. p. pyrocephalus
(P. L. Sclater, 1852) – widely scattered localities in E Peru, N Bolivia and Amazonian Brazil (mainly in S, E to S Amapá and Goiás).
8–9 cm; 9·8 g. Male has golden cap and nape with red median stripe, rest of upperparts rosy rufous to maroon; auriculars, tail and most of wing olive, some whitish on... read more
Male advertising call a high-pitched bell-like or frog-like “pling”, usually at long... read more
Humid forest and mature secondary woodland, also forest borders; transitional forest apparently... read more
Food and feeding
Small fruits (especially of Melastomataceae) and insects, plucked or snatched in flight.
Nest found in Mar in Venezuela. Male displays at “exploded” lek, within hearing distance of others, often accompanied by one other male,... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. Apparently uncommon, but very easily overlooked in forest understorey. Very local in occurrence throughout range; in Venezuela, for example, recorded... read more
Only subscribers are able to see the bibliography. Login or Subscribe to get access to a lot of extra features!