French: Manakin minuscule German: Guayanazwergpipra Spanish: Saltarín diminuto
E Venezuela (NE & SE Bolívar), the Guianas and NE Amazonian Brazil (from R Branco and lower R Negro E to Amapá).
7–8 cm; 6–8·5 g. Tiny, drab manakin with very short tail, dark eyes. Male has yellow crown patch (largely concealed); rest of head and upperparts dull olive,... read more
Male advertising call “whippy-jebree”, repeated at intervals of 3–6 seconds.
Humid forest, mainly terra firme, including on sandy soils; to c. 500 m.
Food and feeding
Mainly small fruits, but also some insects, including lepidopteran larvae. Forages in lower and middle strata. Techniques include at least... read more
Not recorded. Male display includes slow floating flights with rapid wingbeats between low perches, also sideways peering while perched;... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. Uncommon to locally fairly common or common, but very easily overlooked. Occurs in Imataca Forest Reserve and El Dorado, in Venezuela; reasonably... read more
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