French: Manakin à front blanc German: Weißstirnpipra Spanish: Saltarín frentiblanco
Crique Ipoucin, River Approuague, French Guiana
Extreme SE Guyana (recorded also in SW#R), Suriname, French Guiana, and N Brazil N of Amazon (lower R Negro E to Amapá).
9 cm; male average 10·7 g, female 11 g. Male is black with contrasting white forecrown, bright azure-blue lower rump and uppertail-coverts, orange-yellow patch on breast,... read more
Male call a soft, throaty, rolling “whree”, given in long series; soft, descending “puurr” during... read more
Humid forest and forest edge; to 500 m.
Food and feeding
Small fruits and insects. Fruits mainly small berries of Melastomataceae, with Rubiaceae next in importance. Items taken 1–6 m above... read more
Egg-laying from Oct/Nov (beginning of rainy season) probably to Apr in French Guiana; single record of laying in Feb in Surinam. Male... read more
Resident. In radio-tracking study in French Guiana, adults largely sedentary when breeding, moving... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. Locally common. Very common throughout forested massif of interior French Guiana; during breeding season in latter country, home ranges of two adult... read more
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