Family Manakins (Pipridae)

Least Concern

Jet Manakin (Chloropipo unicolor)


Taxonomy

French: Manakin unicolore German: Einfarbpipra Spanish: Saltarín azabache
Taxonomy:

Chloropipo unicolor

Taczanowski

, 1884,

Amable María, Peru

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Monotypic.

Distribution:

Upper tropical zone of E slope of Andes in Ecuador (S from Napo) and Peru (S to Puno).

Descriptive notes

12 cm; 15·5 g. Male is black, with white underwing-coverts; iris dark brown; bill bluish-grey to grey, or darker with pale base of lower mandible; legs dark olive-grey to... read more

Voice

Call a down­slurred whistle, “peeeeer”.

Habitat

Montane forest; recorded at elevations of 1450–1700 m in Ecuador, and 930–1900 m in... read more

Food and feeding

No information.

Breeding

Not recorded.

Movements

Presumed resident.

Status and conservation

Not globally threatened. Very poorly known. Apparently uncommon to fairly common, but inconspicuous and rarely observed; in some areas not infrequently captured in mist-nets.

Recommended citation

Snow, D. (2018). Jet Manakin (Chloropipo unicolor). 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/57099 on 11 December 2018).