Family Manakins (Pipridae)

Least Concern

Helmeted Manakin (Antilophia galeata)


Taxonomy

French: Manakin casqué German: Helmpipra Spanish: Saltarín de yelmo
Taxonomy:

Pipra galeata

M. H. C. Lichtenstein

, 1823,

São Paulo, Brazil

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Very close to A. bokermanni (which see). Occasional intergeneric hybrids recorded between present species and Chiroxiphia species (C. caudata, C. pareola; see under those species). Monotypic.

Distribution:

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.

Descriptive notes

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

Voice

Male call a series of fast, rich musical notes with rollicking cadence, with many variations;... read more

Habitat

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

Breeding

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

Movements

Resident.

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

Recommended citation

Snow, D. & de Juana, E. (2019). Helmeted Manakin (Antilophia galeata). In: del Hoyo, J., Elliott, A., Sargatal, J., Christie, D.A. & de Juana, E. (eds.). Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive. Lynx Edicions, Barcelona. (retrieved from https://www.hbw.com/node/57079 on 21 February 2019).