French: Manakin à tête d’or German: Gelbkopfpipra Spanish: Saltarín cabecidorado
Subspecies and Distribution
C. e. erythrocephala
(Linnaeus, 1758) – E Panama, NW, NC & NE Colombia, Venezuela, Trinidad, the Guianas, and N Brazil (N of middle and lower Amazon).
C. e. berlepschi
(Ridgway, 1906) – S & E Colombia, E Ecuador, NC & NE Peru, and NW Brazil (N of upper Amazon).
8–9 cm; male average 12·8g (Trinidad), 11·1 g (Surinam) and 11·8 g (French Guiana), female average 14·1 g (Trinidad), 12·5 g (Surinam... read more
Main call of male on display-perch 3–4 syllables, a clear note followed by trill, ending in... read more
Forest and secondary woodland, both humid and partly deciduous; mostly low to middle altitudes,... read more
Food and feeding
Small fruits and arthropods. In 4-year study in small area of forest in Trinidad, fruits of 43 plant species recorded as taken, by far the... read more
Egg-laying in Jan–Aug, mostly Mar–Jul (end of dry season and beginning of wet season), in Trinidad; from Nov (at start of rains... read more
Resident. In radio-tracking study in French Guiana, adults sedentary when breeding, moving over... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. Fairly common to common generally; in many areas one of the most abundant of all forest bird species. In 100-ha Trinidad study area, total of 625... read more
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