Blue-backed Manakin

This manakin is a fairly common bird of dry and moist deciduous forests, but not rainforest. The female builds a twig nest in a tree; two brown-mottled white eggs are laid, and incubated entirely by the female for about 20 days.

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The Blue-backed Manakin is classified as Least Concern. Does not qualify for a more at risk category. Widespread and abundant taxa are included in this category.

The Blue-backed Manakin, Chiroxiphia pareola, is a small passerine bird which breeds in tropical South America. It is found in southern Colombia, eastern Venezuela, the Guyanas, northeast Brazil, the Amazon Basin in Brazil, Bolivia, Colombia, Ecuador and Peru; and in Tobago. A disjunct population exists on the coastal strip of southeast Brazil, about 3000 km long. The Blue-backed Manakin is absent in the northwest Amazon Basin, a region from central Venezuela to the southern border of Colombia. More

* Blue-backed Manakin male An adult male in deep shade near the lek. Grafton, Tobago, Trinidad and Tobago (ssp atlantica) Steve Garvie 1 July 2006 11 weeks ago 4.4 * Blue-backed Manakin male An adult male feeding. More

The Blue-backed Manakin, Chiroxiphia pareola, is a small passerine bird which breeds in tropical South America. It is found in southern Colombia, eastern Venezuela, Guyana, Brazil in the northeast and the Amazon basin, and in Tobago. This manakin is a fairly common bird of dry and moist deciduous forests, but not rainforest. Description: Like other manakins, Blue-backed Manakin is a compact, brightly colored forest bird, typically 13 cm long and weighing 19 g. More

Aspects of the topic blue-backed manakin are discussed in the following places at Britannica. Assorted References * courtship (in manakin (bird)) ...floor with one or two saplings serving as perches for their acrobatics. Females may join in before mating. In some species, males cooperate in complex dances at their lek sites. More

Blue-backed Manakin Chiroxiphia pareola 2 comments have been posted about this photo kwilliams says:Nice shot. I love the red spotPosted on Mar 7, 2006 Keith@Worldbirds.eu says:Hi, I'm an admin for a group called The friends of Worldbirds, and we'd love to have your photo added to the group. Fabulous bird great shot.Posted on Apr 26, 2007 To comment, visit Flickr's page for this photo. More

Like other manakins, Blue-backed Manakin is a compact, brightly coloured forest bird, typically 13 cm long and weighing 19 g. The male is mainly black with a bright blue back, and pale orange legs. The crown is typically red, but yellow in C. pareola regina from the south-west Amazon. The female has olive-green upperparts, and somewhat paler olive underparts. Young males are olive, but show a red cap and the start of a blue back as they mature. More

while the blue-backed manakin is a native of Surinam. More

Blue-backed ManakinBirds in Suriname = - Blue-backed manakin, Manakin tig More

Blue-backed Manakin (Chiroxiphia pareola) by Bradley Davis from Brazil XC9407 :: Blue-backed Manakin (Chiroxiphia pareola pareola) = Recording data Recordist Bradley Davis Date 02-07-2006 Time 14:00 Country Brazil Location Serra dos Caiabis, Alta Floresta - MT Longitude W56. More

blue-backed Manakin is in the family Pipridae, and that Nutmeg Manakin is in another one. Dumas16 il y a 2 ans * KarenCalypte il y a 3 ans Would the Nutmeg Manakin be related to your Blue-backed Manakin? We´╗┐ have the Nutmeg Manakin in So. California only because some escaped from a zoo or exhibit.... More

Order : Passeriformes
Family : Pipridae
Genus : Chiroxiphia
Species : pareola
Authority : (Linnaeus, 1766)