The White-collared Manakin is the second most widespread of the genus Manacus and is also one of the most northerly ranging members of its family. Its range is confined to the Caribbean lowlands of Middle America, and extends from southeast Mexico south to westernmost Panama, where it hybridizes to some degree with the Golden-collared Manakin (Manacus vitellinus), which factor has been cited as one reason for treating the genus Manacus as a single species. This species is generally considered to be fairly common throughout much of its range. Male White-collared Manakins are, like those of its congenerics, beautiful and easily identified birds, which in common with other male Manacus readily draw the observer’s attention via their loud wing-snapping displays. The much less obtrusive and largely green-colored females are most likely to be observed at a fruiting tree.