Family Manakins (Pipridae)

Least Concern

Orange-collared Manakin (Manacus aurantiacus)


Taxonomy

French: Manakin à col orange German: Orangebandpipra Spanish: Saltarín cuellinaranja
Taxonomy:

Chiromachaeris aurantiaca

Salvin

, 1870,

Mina de Chorcha and Bugaba, Chiriquí, Panama

.

See M. candei, from which it differs in characters given under that species. Differs from M. vitellinus in its smaller size (at least 1); (in males) orange vs yellow chin to breast, head sides and mantle (3); dirty yellow vs olive-green lower breast to vent (2); narrower, more olive-green area of black on back and tail (2); yellow vs black (i.e. no) shoulder patch (ns[2]); and (females) yellowish vs olive-yellow mid-belly to vent (ns[2]). Differs from M. manacus in its much smaller size (at least 2); (in males) orange vs white chin to breast, head sides and mantle (4); dirty yellow vs dirty white lower breast to vent (3); olive-green vs grey rump and uppertail-coverts (3); and (females) brighter olive-green breast and yellow belly vs dull olive-green-grey underparts (ns[2]). Monotypic.

Distribution:

Pacific lowlands and foothills of S Costa Rica (Gulf of Nicoya) to SW Panama (Azuero Peninsula).

Descriptive notes

9·5–10 cm; 15·5 g. Male has black cap, rest of head and forebody (to upper back and upper breast) orange to golden-orange, throat feathers elongated (... read more

Voice

Male call at lek a clear “cheeu”; loud wing-snaps during display.

Habitat

Humid forest, neighbouring second-growth woodland and taller thickets, locally also shady... read more

Food and feeding

Small fruits and insects, seized in aerial sally. Regularly forages above army ants.

Breeding

Egg-laying in Mar–Sept, mainly Mar–Jun, in S Costa Rica. Male displays at lek with others, each clearing a small “court... read more

Movements

Apparently sedentary.

Status and conservation

Not globally threatened. Locally common to fairly common. Has declined considerably in much of Panama as a result of deforestation; possibly still fairly numerous in parts of... read more

Recommended citation

Snow, D. (2019). Orange-collared Manakin (Manacus aurantiacus). 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/57091 on 15 February 2019).