French: Manakin casqué German: Helmpipra Spanish: Saltarín de yelmo
M. H. C. Lichtenstein
São Paulo, Brazil
Tableland of C & S Brazil (S from C Maranhão, to S Mato Grosso, W Paraná and N São Paulo), just entering NE Bolivia (NE Santa Cruz) and NE Paraguay.
13·9–14·5 cm; male 18–26·5 g, female 18·8–26·2 g. Distinctively crested manakin with rather long and narrow tail. Male... read more
Male call a series of fast, rich musical notes with rollicking cadence, with many variations;... read more
Mainly gallery woodland in cerrado region, locally also in buriti palm (Mauritia... read more
Food and feeding
Fruit and insects, taken in aerial sallies. In a study in the Brazilian Cerrado fruits of 16 plants recorded, mostly Rubiaceae and... read more
Egg-laying in Aug–Dec, mainly Sept–Nov. Nest a shallow cup made from fine twigs, rootlets and leaves, with hanging leaves on... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. Fairly common to common throughout range. Much suitable habitat remains within its extensive range, in most of which it is the only piprid species.... read more
Only subscribers are able to see the bibliography. Login or Subscribe to get access to a lot of extra features!