Ceratopipra mentalis ignifera
English : Red-capped manakin
French : Manakin à cuisses jaunes
Class : Aves
Order : Passeriformes
Family : Pipridae
Notes : 2 other subspecies known
The species can reach 10 cm in length for a weight of 18.5 g. Female is dull greenish grey with yellowish throat and belly. Male is entirely velvety black with large white eyes, bright red head and nape, yellow throat and bright yellow thighs. Smaller subspecies with brighter red head, yellow thighs and shorter tail.
Range and habitat
The species occurs in central and South America, from south-east Mexico to Panama, south to eastern Colombia and Ecuador. Subspecies found from south Costa Rica to west Panama. Lives in lowland humid forests and secondary woodlands, to 750 m.
IUCN RED LIST : LEAST CONCERN
CITES : Not Listed
Status : The species is locally very common but has declined in many parts of its range because of clearing of lowland forests.
Ex-Situ Programs : None known
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