French: Manakin militaire German: Rotbürzelpipra Spanish: Saltarín militar
South America = vicinity of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
SE Brazil in S Bahia, and from S Minas Gerais and Espírito Santo S to W Paraná and NE Santa Catarina; old records from SC Goiás#R.
Male 12·5 cm, female 11 cm; mean 14·6 g. Male has red patch on forehead, red lower back to uppertail-coverts; rest of upperparts, including tail and most of... read more
Male advertising call an often repeated series of 5–8 high-pitched, rather soft, descending... read more
Humid forest and mature secondary woodland, to 1200 m; in N of range only in mountains, but down to... read more
Food and feeding
Small fruits and insects. Fruits recorded as eaten are those of Myrsinaceae (Rapanea), Loranthaceae and Melastomataceae. Food... read more
Few records. Laying probably in Nov–Feb. Male displays solitarily (but within hearing distance of one or two others), in small arena... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. Considered uncommon to locally fairly common. Could possibly suffer from habitat destruction, but occurs in several protected forest areas, including... read more
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