Pipra cornuta Spix, 1825, Brazil. OTHER COMMON NAMES
French: Manakin a cornes rouges; German: Schopfpipra; Spanish: Saltarín Encopetado.
Sexes differ. Length is 4.6 in (11.7 cm). The male is mostly glossy blue-black. The whole head is brilliant scarlet, including a long bilobed crest on the hindcrown projecting back and
slightly upward; the thighs are scarlet. The female is dull olive. Bills are pale flesh color in both sexes.
Venezuela (tepuis), Guyana, and possibly extreme north Brazil. HABITAT
Low and middle understory of humid forest and mature secondary woodland.
Curious and confiding. Males display in traditional leks, vocalizing as they fly between perches, and making some mechanical whirring sounds with their wings.
FEEDING ECOLOGY AND DIET
Small fruits and insects are taken during quick, sallying flights.
Not threatened. Uncommon to locally fairly common in preferred habitat.
SIGNIFICANCE TO HUMANS None known. ♦
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