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Round-tailed manakin (Ceratopipra chloromeros) PNYC - Huampal, Pasco, Peru. Jul 12, 2020 Ceratopipra chloromeros,Geotagged,Peru,Round-tailed manakin,Winter Click/tap to enlarge PromotedSpecies introCountry intro

Round-tailed manakin (Ceratopipra chloromeros)

PNYC - Huampal, Pasco, Peru. Jul 12, 2020

    comments (18)

  1. Wow, that's an awesome-looking bird! Posted 2 years ago
    1. Gotta love manakins :) Posted 2 years ago
  2. Absolutely stunning! Posted 2 years ago
    1. Thanks Claire! Posted 2 years ago
  3. Sorry for spamming the video link, Thibaud, wanted to be sure they see it. I adore Manakins, this post makes my day. Posted 2 years ago
    1. Haha no worries Ferdy, I love them as well! Unfortunately, this species doesn't have a particularly exciting display, so it's a good thing you showcased one of the cooler ones! Posted 2 years ago
      1. Ugh, only realized now it's the wrong species :(
        Sorry, I searched for the correct species on Youtube yet it includes results of different species. Didn't pay enough attention.
        Posted 2 years ago
        1. No worries! And actually, reading up on it, it does look like this species can have some pretty cool dance moves, it just wasn't doing any of them when I found him! Posted 2 years ago
  4. Wow, Great Catch. Posted 2 years ago
    1. Thanks Sunil! Posted 2 years ago
  5. What a great manakin, Thibaud, and wonderful shot. Brilliant, has a bit of the Wire-tailed in it. Posted 2 years ago
    1. Ah that's a great one that I have yet to see! Posted 2 years ago
      1. Just realised it's not on this site and I caught it last year. It's a beaut!! Will dig it out. Posted 2 years ago
        1. Looking forwrard to seeing the pics! Posted 2 years ago
          1. Found a couple last night - Loving your photos!! Posted 2 years ago
            1. Thanks! Posted 2 years ago
  6. Today's Facebook post:

    Manakins are really cool birds! They are active, colorful, and have elaborate courtship displays that include dancing and making mechanical sounds. They comprise the family Pipridae with approximately 60 species distributed through the American tropics. The common name “manakin” comes from the Middle Dutch “mannekijn”, meaning “little man.” The name is appropriate since they are small birds, but with big personalities.

    They are frugivorous (eat mostly fruit). Fruit is plentiful, which means manakins don’t have to work hard to find food. Consequently, females don’t select males based on their ability to provide food. Instead, females evaluate males at leks, which are areas where males perform communal displays during breeding season.

    The males make non-vocal, mechanical sounds with their wing and feather movements. The sounds produced are a combination of whirs, pops, clicks, and snaps. All of this noise is merely an accompaniment to the male’s erratic flight and dancing. His performance intensifies until a female is impressed and stimulated enough to enter the lek and mate with the fancy fella of her choice. #JungleDragon #Manakin #Pipridae

    Posted 2 years ago
  7. Another cutie! Posted 2 years ago

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The round-tailed manakin is a species of bird in the family Pipridae. It is found in Bolivia, Brazil, and Peru. Its natural habitats are subtropical or tropical moist lowland forest and subtropical or tropical moist montane forest.

Similar species: Passerines
Species identified by Thibaud Aronson
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By Thibaud Aronson

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Uploaded Nov 18, 2020. Captured Jul 12, 2020 14:09 in 5NA, Peru.
  • Canon EOS 7D Mark II
  • f/8.0
  • 1/500s
  • ISO3200
  • 560mm