French: Manakin à gorge blanche German: Weißlatzpipra Spanish: Saltarín gorjiblanco oriental
S Venezuela (Bolívar, N Amazonas), the Guianas and N Brazil (Roraima E to Amapá, S locally to Manaus area).
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.
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