Family Manakins (Pipridae)

Least Concern

White-collared Manakin (Manacus candei)


Taxonomy

French: Manakin à col blanc German: Weißbandpipra Spanish: Saltarín cuelliblanco
Taxonomy:

Pipra candei

Parzudaki

, 1841,

Trujillo, Honduras

.

Phylogenetic study#R supports sister relationship to M. aurantiacus, and both species, together with M. vitellinus, sometimes treated as conspecific with M. manacus. Differs from M. aurantiacus in its much larger size (at least 2); and (in males) white vs orange chin to breast, head sides and mantle (4); much broader area of white (vs orange) on mantle (1); pure yellow (with no visible underlying black) vs paler yellow but apparent underlying black lower breast to vent (2); and (females) greyish vs olive-green chin and throat (ns[1]). Differs from M. vitellinus in its much larger size (at least 2); and (in males) white vs yellow chin to breast, head sides and mantle (4); much broader area of white (vs yellow) on mantle (ns[1]); pure yellow (with no visible underlying black) vs olive-green lower breast to vent (3); and white vs black shoulder patch (2); and (females) greyish vs olive-green chin and throat (ns[1]); the two hybridize in NW Panama (Bocas del Toro), hybrid forms being treated by some authors as a distinct species, M. cerritus (2). Differs from M. manacus in its (in males) pure yellow vs dirty grey-white lower breast to vent (3); olive-green vs grey rump (3); broader white on mantle (1); and (females) yellow-tinged vs grey-tinged belly to vent (ns[1]). Monotypic.

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Distribution:

Caribbean slope from SE Mexico (N Oaxaca) S to extreme W Panama (NW Bocas del Toro).

Descriptive notes

11–12 cm; male 18·8, female (some possibly during egg-laying) 20·9g. Male has black cap, rest of head and forebody (to upper back and upper breast) white... read more

Voice

Male calls at lek a rolling “preew” or double “prrr-weeu”, first note... read more

Habitat

Edges of humid evergreen forest, secondary woodland and thickets, locally cocoa and other... read more

Food and feeding

Small fruits and insects, plucked or snatched from vegetation in aerial sally.

Breeding

Apr–Aug in Costa Rica. Male displays with others at lek, each clearing a small “court” in which several vertical stems... read more

Movements

Apparently sedentary.

Status and conservation

Not globally threatened. Fairly common to common throughout range. Has quite wide habitat tolerance; does not require undisturbed primary forest.

Recommended citation

Snow, D. (2019). White-collared Manakin (Manacus candei). 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 https://www.hbw.com/node/57090 on 17 February 2019).