White-bearded Manakin Manacus manacus

  • Order: Passeriformes
  • Family: Pipridae
  • Polytypic: 15 subspecies
  • Authors: Lindsey Tu, Casey McCabe, and Wendy Tori

The White-bearded Manakin is a widespread species in northern South America from Colombia to northern Argentina.  Males of the species gather at communal leks to display for females.  The lek display includes the males hopping from vegetation to the ground and is accompanied by loud wing snaps, whirring, and calls.  Males are black above with white underparts and a white neck collar, while females and immatures are dark olive.

Wing snap

© Glenn Seeholzer

  • Year-round
  • Migration
  • Breeding
  • Non-Breeding

Recommended Citation

Tu, L., C. McCabe, and W. Tori (2013). White-bearded Manakin (Manacus manacus), version 1.0. In Neotropical Birds Online (T. S. Schulenberg, Editor). Cornell Lab of Ornithology, Ithaca, NY, USA. https://doi.org/10.2173/nb.whbman1.01