Birdwatchers, eco-tourists, and professional ornithologists alike find manakins to be among the most beautiful and enchanting of all the world's birds. The displays may include distinctive songs and calls, and mechanical sounds (such as

A male long-tailed manakin (Chiroxiphia linearis) sings in Costa Rica. (Photo by Kenneth W. Fink. Bruce Coleman Inc. Reproduced by per-
Many manakins have colorful plumage, such as this wire-tailed man-akin (Pipra filicauda). (Photo by J. Alvarez A./VIREO. Reproduced by permission.)

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