French: Manakin neigeux German: Weißbürzelpipra Spanish: Saltarín coronialbo
P. L. Sclater, 1865,
Borba, Rio Madeira, Brazil.
Probably a close relative of L. vilasboasi and L. iris. Two subspecies recognized.
Subspecies and Distribution
L. n. nattereri
(P. L. Sclater, 1865) – C Brazil S of middle Amazon (from R Madeira S to Calama, E to R Tapajós and its affluents).
L. n. gracilis
(Hellmayr, 1903) – SC Brazil from upper R Madeira (S of Calama) E to C Mato Grosso (E to upper R Xingu drainage), S to extreme NE Bolivia (NE Santa Cruz).
Male 8·5 cm, 8 g; female 9·2 cm, 8·8 g. Male is green above, with contrasting white cap and white lower back to uppertail-coverts; flight-feathers and tail blackish with... read more
Male call a soft, short “chí-wrrr”, very like call of L. coronata; more piercing call, a... read more
Humid forest, mainly terra firme; to c. 500 m.
Food and feeding
Small insects and a spider recorded in stomach contents; probably also takes small fruits.
A nest found in Dec 2008 contained two eggs; the nest was in a small sapling 50 cm above the ground, and was a neatly woven cup slung... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened (Least Concern). Locally common to uncommon. Poorly known species; known to occur in Amazônia (Tapajós) National Park, in Brazil, and... read more
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