French: Manakin à ailes d’or German: Goldschwingenpipra Spanish: Saltarín alidorado
Santa Fe de Bogotá, Colombia
Subspecies and Distribution
M. c. bellus
E. J. O. Hartert & Hellmayr, 1903 – W Colombia on W side of W Andes E to W side of C range.
M. c. chrysopterus
(Lafresnaye, 1843) – both sides of Andes in NW Venezuela and both slopes of E Andes (S to Boyacá) and E slope of C Andes in Colombia.
M. c. coronulatus
P. L. Sclater, 1860 – W side of W Andes in SW Colombia (S from Cauca) and W Ecuador (S to Loja).
M. c. pax
Meyer de Schauensee, 1952 – E side of E Andes in C Colombia (S from Cundinamarca) and Ecuador (S to N Zamora-Chinchipe).
M. c. peruvianus
Carriker, 1934 – extreme S Ecuador (S Zamora-Chinchipe) and N Peru (Cajamarca, N San Martín).
11 cm; male 9–12·5 g, 2 females 12 g and 13·5 g. Male distinctive, feathers of forecrown projecting forwards, those of hindcrown and nape lying flat (scale-like),... read more
Male advertising call a low, nasal, frog-like “nurrt”; during display a high,... read more
Wet montane forest and forest borders in subtropical zone and foothills; mainly 1000–2300 m,... read more
Food and feeding
Small fruits and insects, taken in short flight sallies. Main food plants at two sites in Ecuador were four species of Miconia (... read more
Record of egg-laying in Jun in Colombia; eggs in Mar–Apr in Ecuador. Male display centred on log on forest floor, with stereotyped... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. Uncommon to locally fairly common. Inconspicuous and easily overlooked, so possibly more numerous than it appears to be. Known to occur in several... read more
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