French: Manakin à cuisses jaunes German: Gelbhosenpipra Spanish: Saltarín cabecirrojo norteño
P. L. Sclater
Córdoba, Veracruz, Mexico
Subspecies and Distribution
C. m. mentalis
(P. L. Sclater, 1857) – from SE Mexico (S Veracruz) S, on Caribbean slope, to E Costa Rica.
C. m. ignifera
(Bangs, 1901) – tropical W Costa Rica and Panama, mainly on Caribbean side.
C. m. minor
(E. J. O. Hartert, 1898) – W Colombia and W Ecuador.
10 cm; 12·5–18·5 g. Male has red head from forehead and malar area to hindneck, creamy yellow thighs; rest of plumage mostly black; secondaries enlarged,... read more
Main call of male a short, explosive “psip”, often preceded by high, thin “p... read more
Humid forest and mature secondary woodland, mostly below 500 m; to 750 m in Mexico.
Food and feeding
Chiefly small fruits and insects, taken in rapid aerial sally. Sometimes joins mixed-species parties following army ants.
Eggs laid in Mar–Jun in Costa Rica, Feb–Jul in Panama. Male has complex lek display with others, posture and movements highly... read more
Generally sedentary. In Costa Rica, probably some regular movement to lower altitudes in non-... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. Common to fairly common where lowland forest remains; often rather local in occurrence. Numbers in W Ecuador have declined severely as a result of... read more
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