order: Passeriformes

Family: PiPRIDAE

Twenty species out of 40 are found in humid tropical lowlands. Fly fast once they leave the perch. Fruit eaters. Usually perch at the same site and stay singing the entire day. Most often seen lekking in that male animals gathered to engage in competitive displays to entice visiting females which are surveying prospective partners for copulation. Do not form stable pairs. Only the females take care of the nest and the young. Distinctive sounds produced by a syrinx or voice-box not typical of singing birds (oscine). Highly arboreal and are exclusively forest and woodland inhabitants.

Veintiún especies de 60 habitan en los bosques húmedos tropicales del país. Veloces cuando dejan su percha y difíciles de seguir. Son fructíferos. Permanecen en el mismo lugar cantando todo el dia. Los machos se reúnen para impresionar a las hembras que buscan copular. No forman parejas estables. Solo las hembras cuidan de sus polluelos. Una estructura especial en estos pájaros produce unos sonidos diferentes de las aves canoras. Aves exclusivamente arbóreas. 

Blue-Backed MANAKIN

Name in Spanish: Saltarín Dorsiazul

Size/Tamaño: 5 in | 12.5 cm
Location: Scattered localities in the Andes
Altura: 1200 - 2400 m
Status: Non endangered

Photos by:  ©Adriana Dinu
Macaulay Library ML88506321

Chiroxiphia pareola

MALE ♂︎ 

Species of the family Pipridae to photograph 
Species de la familia Pipridae por fotografiar


Name in
Name in
Tyranneutes stolzmanni Saltarín Enano Dwarf Tyrant-Manakin
Neopelma chrysocephalum Saltarín Mosquitero Saffron-crested Tyrant-Manakin
Chloropipo flavicapilla Saltarín Dorado Yellow-headed Manakin
Chiroxiphia lanceolata Saltarín Coludo Lance-tailed Manakin
Masius chrysopterus Saltarín Moñudo Golden-winged Manakin
Corapipo altera Saltarín Occidental White-ruffed Manakin
Corapipo leucorrhoa Saltarín Gorgiblanco White-bibbed Manakin
Xenopipo atronitens Saltarín Negro Black Manakin
Cryptopipo holochlora Saltarín Verde Green Manakin
Lepidothrix coronata Saltarín Coronado Blue-crowned Manakin
Lepidothrix isidorei Saltarín Rabiazul Blue-rumped Manakin
Heterocercus flavivertex Saltarín Collarejo Yellow-crowned Manakin
Manacus manacus Saltarín Barbiblanco White-bearded Manakin
Pipra filicauda Saltarín Cola-de-Alambre Wire-tailed Manakin
Machaeropterus deliciosus Saltarín Relámpago Club-winged Manakin
Machaeropterus regulus Saltarín Rayado Striped Manakin
Dixiphia pipra Saltarín Cabeciblanco White-crowned Manakin
Ceratopipra mentalis Saltarín Cabecirrojo Red-capped Manakin
Ceratopipra erythrocephala Saltarín Cabecidorado Golden-headed Manakin