Family Manakins (Pipridae)

Least Concern

Sulphur-bellied Tyrant-manakin (Neopelma sulphureiventer)


French: Manakin à ventre jaune German: Gelbbauchpipra Spanish: Saltarín ventrisulfúreo

Scotothorus sulphureiventer


, 1903,

Villa Bella de Mato Grosso, Mato Grosso, Brazil


Part of a complex that includes N. chrysocephalum, N. pallescens, N. aurifrons and N. chrysolophum. Differs from N. chrysocephalum and N. aurifrons in characters given under those species; from N. pallescens by its more uniform, less white-streaked throat (1); more olive, less grey breast (2); shorter, narrower, paler yellow crown (2); pale yellow vs whitish-grey belly (ns[1]); shorter wing and tail (at least 1); and nasal wraanh-wraanh vs soft low nasal wraah wra-wra#R (perhaps only 1); and from N. chrysolophum by its shorter, narrower, paler yellow crown (2); darker olive upperparts and tail (1); longer bill and wing (small sample for chrysolophum but allow 2); and nasal wraanh-wraanh vs chip, chip, dree-zee-zee, zew#R (4). Monotypic.

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CE & SE Peru (SW Loreto and E San Martín S to Madre de Dios), N & C Bolivia (S to Cochabamba and N Santa Cruz) and adjacent parts of W Brazil.

Descriptive notes

13–13·5 cm; male 15–19·4g, female 14–16 g. Dull, rather tyrannid-like manakin with relatively long bill and tail. Has pale sulphur-yellow median crownstripe... read more


Series of 3–4 doubled, hoarse, almost frog-like scolding notes, probably male advertising... read more


Humid forest, especially riverine forest with dense undergrowth, often where bamboo thickets... read more

Food and feeding

Limited data from stomach contents indicate mainly insectivorous diet; some fruits.


No information. Jun, Aug and Oct specimens from Bolivia were not in breeding condition.


Presumed resident.

Status and conservation

Not globally threatened. Poorly known species. Appears to be uncommon and local. An inconspicuous and shy inhabitant of dense undergrowth, hence is easily overlooked. Occurs... read more

Recommended citation

Snow, D. (2020). Sulphur-bellied Tyrant-manakin (Neopelma sulphureiventer). 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 18 February 2020).