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Wire-tailed Manakin

Beautiful manakin, displayed so well for us, even a small shaft of sunlight

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  1. Wow, just wow!! Posted 4 months ago
    1. Thanks Claire, again fortunate with the timing. Posted 4 months ago
  2. Very Nice ???? Posted 4 months ago, modified 4 months ago
    1. Thanks Sunil. Posted 4 months ago
  3. This shot has it all, even the tiny wire tail visible. Awesome. Posted 4 months ago
    1. Thanks Ferdy, forgot I hadn't put this on till I saw Thibaud's "round-tailed" - they're similar but very different. ;¬} Posted 4 months ago
      1. I saw that conversation, so was looking forward to this one :)
        You should dust off your archive more often, mate.
        Posted 4 months ago
        1. will try, cheers Posted 4 months ago
  4. Awesome! Posted 4 months ago
    1. Cheers Thibaud. Posted 4 months ago
  5. 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 3 months ago
  6. Gorgeous! Posted 3 months ago
    1. Thanks, love Manakins. We were lucky. Posted 3 months ago

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The wire-tailed manakin is a species of bird in the family Pipridae. It forms a superspecies with both the Band-tailed Manakin and the Crimson-hooded Manakin. Wire-tailed manakin's natural habitats are subtropical or tropical moist lowland forest and subtropical or tropical swampland.

Similar species: Passerines
Species identified by NattyOne
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Uploaded Nov 19, 2020.