French: Manakin à cornes rouges German: Rotschopfpipra Spanish: Saltarín copetón
“in sylvis flum. Amazonum”; error = Mount Roraima, Venezuela
Mountains of S Venezuela and adjacent W Guyana (E to Merume and Potaro Plateau) and extreme N Brazil (upper R Branco).
12·5 cm; 4 adult males average 23·5 g. The largest Pipra species, with longer tail than congeners. Male has entire head, including chin and throat, red... read more
Main advertisement call of male an abrupt trisyllabic “wrrt pit-arrk”, lasting c. 1 second; less... read more
Humid forest and well-grown secondary woodland in highlands, at 500–1800 m.
Food and feeding
Little information; fruits of Melastomataceae recorded as eaten. Fruits taken in sallying and hovering flights.
A nest photographed in Jul 2016 was a small open cup suspended in horizontal fork, containing two nestlings fed by female. Male has... read more
Resident; almost certainly sedentary.
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened (Least Concern). Restricted-range species: present in Tepuis EBA. Locally fairly common to common. Much suitable habitat remains within its range, and... read more
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