Golden-winged Manakin Masius chrysopterus

  • Order: Passeriformes
  • Family: Pipridae
  • Polytypic: 5 subspecies
  • Authors: Liam Taylor, Nicholas Oakley, and David McDonald


  • Year-round
  • Migration
  • Breeding
  • Non-Breeding
Distribution of the Golden-winged Manakin
eBird range map for Golden-winged Manakin

Generated from eBird observations (Year-Round, 1900-present)

Distribution in the Americas

Golden-winged Manakin occurs in the Andes of northwestern South America, from Venezuela to northern Peru. In Colombia its distribution includes all three cordilleras. On the west side of the Andes, it occurs south to southwestern Ecuador (El Oro); on the east slope of the Andes, it ranges south to northern Peru, to south of the Río Marañón in Amazonas and San Martín (Kirwan and Green 2012).

Distribution outside the Americas

Endemic to South America.


Golden-winged Manakin is restricted to wet montane cloud forests, but when foraging also visits forest borders and clearings (Hilty and Brown 1986, Hilty 2003, Schulenberg et al. 2012, Kirwan and Green 2012). Altitude ranges from a low extreme of 400 m in localities in Ecuador to as high as 2300 m, though more commonly between 800-2000 m (Ridgeley and Greenfield 2001, Kirwan and Green 2012).

Historical changes

None reported.

Fossil history

None reported.

Recommended Citation

Taylor, L., N. Oakley, and D. McDonald (2018). Golden-winged Manakin (Masius chrysopterus), version 1.0. In Neotropical Birds Online (T. S. Schulenberg, Editor). Cornell Lab of Ornithology, Ithaca, NY, USA.