Family Manakins (Pipridae)

Least Concern

Round-tailed Manakin (Ceratopipra chloromeros)


French: Manakin à queue ronde German: Rundschwanzpipra Spanish: Saltarín coliancho

P[ipra]. chloromeros


, 1844,

Vitoc Valley, Junín, Peru


See C. rubrocapilla. Also very similar to C. mentalis, but differs in its rounded, not squared-off, tail (morphometric distinction: allow 2); black vs yellow underwing-coverts (3); black vs white inner vanes of tertials (2); black vs pale upper chin (1); and richer red crown (ns[1]). Monotypic.

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E Peru (S from S Amazonas and San Martín), adjacent W Brazil (Acre) and N Bolivia (S to W Santa Cruz).

Descriptive notes

11 cm; 16·5 g. Male has red from forehead and malar area to hindneck, creamy yellow thighs; rest of plumage black; secondaries enlarged, curved and stiffened, with thick... read more


Full advertisement call of male a multisyllabic “fui-ii-ii-i chi-awaaak”, lasting c. 1... read more


Humid forest, from lowlands to well into Andean foothills; to 1400 m.

Food and feeding

Few details; diet and foraging behaviour presumably similar to those of congeners.


Mainly Aug–Nov in SE Peru. Male displays with others at “exploded” lek, defends territory with diameter of 20–50 m; display... read more



Status and conservation

Not globally threatened. Uncommon to locally fairly common in quite extensive range, where much forest remains. Present in Tambopata-Candamo Reserved Zone, and in Manu... read more

Recommended citation

Snow, D. (2020). Round-tailed Manakin (Ceratopipra chloromeros). 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 25 February 2020).