Family Manakins (Pipridae)

Least Concern

White-throated Manakin (Corapipo gutturalis)


French: Manakin à gorge blanche German: Weißlatzpipra Spanish: Saltarín gorjiblanco oriental

[Pipra] gutturalis


, 1766,





S Venezuela (Bolívar, N Amazonas), the Guianas and N Brazil (Roraima E to Amapá, S locally to Manaus area).

Descriptive notes

8·5–9·5 cm; male 8·1 g, female 8·8 g. Male has white on throat extending down to upper breast, where ends in a point; rest of plumage glossy... read more


Both sexes give high, thin “seeu-see” and “chip” notes. Male advertising... read more


Humid forest, occasionally at borders, mainly in hilly areas; 200–1100 m in Venezuela, 400... read more

Food and feeding

Small fruits and insects; fruits of Melastomataceae, followed by Rubiaceae, main components of diet in French Guiana. Items taken mainly in... read more


Record of egg-laying in Oct in French Guiana. Male display centred on large log on forest floor, sometimes with other males, sometimes well... read more


Resident. In French Guiana, colour-ringed adult males ranged over 2–2·5 ha during breeding... read more

Status and conservation

Not globally threatened. Uncommon to locally fairly common in Venezuela; locally common in the Guianas. Difficult to observe and easily overlooked.

Recommended citation

Snow, D. (2020). White-throated Manakin (Corapipo gutturalis). 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 22 February 2020).