Family Manakins (Pipridae)

Least Concern

Olive Manakin (Xenopipo uniformis)


French: Manakin olive German: Tepuipipra Spanish: Saltarín oliváceo

Chloropipo uniformis

Salvin and Godman

, 1884,

Mount Roraima, Venezuela


Previously placed in Chloropipo, but suggested sister relationship to X. atronitens#R#R strongly supported by recent genetic analyses#R#R. Two subspecies recognized.

Subspecies and Distribution
  • X. u. duidae (Chapman, 1929) – Cerros Duida and Sipapo, in Amazonas, SC Venezuela.
  • X. u. uniformis (Salvin & Godman, 1884) – SE Venezuela (various mountains in S Bolívar), adjacent N Brazil (Cerro Uei) and W Guyana.
  • Descriptive notes

    13·5 cm; male 18–21 g, female 16·5–21 g. Rather long-winged manakin with relatively long and narrow tail. Plumage is rather dark olive, slightly paler on throat,... read more


    Advertising call a clear, rising whistle, “preeeeeeeeéé”, penetrating but not loud.


    Stunted montane woodland and humid forest; 800–2100 m. Most frequent in areas dominated by... read more

    Food and feeding

    Small fruits; presumably also insects.


    Not recorded.


    Resident. Possibly some seasonal elevational movements.

    Status and conservation

    Not globally threatened. Restricted-range species: present in Tepuis EBA. Fairly common to uncommon, but easily overlooked; relatively quiet. Occurs in Canaíma National Park... read more

    Recommended citation

    Snow, D. (2020). Olive Manakin (Xenopipo uniformis). 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 on 19 February 2020).