French: Manakin à tête d’opale German: Opalscheitelpipra Spanish: Saltarín opalescente
“Guyana”; error = Belém, Pará, Brazil.
Subspecies and Distribution
L. i. eucephala
(Todd, 1928) – SW Pará (right bank of lower R Tapajós), in NC Brazil.
L. i. iris
(Schinz, 1851) – E Pará (neighbourhood of Belém) E to NW Maranhão and S to upper R Xingu (Brazil).
9 cm; female 7·8–9·5 g. Has notably heavy bill. Male nominate race has narrow green band on forehead, and shiny opalescent crown and nape; plumage... read more
Male call a rather rapidly repeated “chi-wir”.
Humid forest and mature secondary woodland; below c. 200 m.
Food and feeding
No data; probably similar to L. coronata.
Female with fully formed egg in oviduct, Aug, in E Pará (Belém area). Male displays solitarily or at “exploded”... read more
No information; presumably resident.
Status and conservation
VULNERABLE. Poorly known species. Uncommon or rare to locally fairly common. Numbers undoubtedly reduced by deforestation within its limited range. Nominate found to be rare... read more
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