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Golden-winged Manakin Masius chrysopterus

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

Priorities for Future Research

Some basic life-history and demographic research still is required for Golden-winged Manakin, including the need for a better understanding of breeding phenology, basic female breeding behavior, and overall population size and population growth rate estimates. Further genetic research should evaluate the status of phenotypically distinct subspecies and resolve questions about the potential paraphyly of Corapipo with respect to Masius.

Many questions also remain about its charismatic courtship displays. Future research should help us understand the social and spatial organization of definitive and pre-definitive males, the causes and consequences of coordinated log displays, and the patterns of female mate choice.

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.