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White-bibbed Manakin Corapipo leucorrhoa

  • Order: Passeriformes
  • Family: Pipridae
  • Monotypic
  • Authors: Juan Alejandro Morales-Betancourt



Single birds, pairs or small loose groups composed by both sexes and juvenile (immature) individuals, forage in forest mid levels or lower (Hilty 2003).


Males apparently hold individual territories more widely separated than in classical concentrated leks, perform competitive displays and defend a non resource-based display territory (Rosselli 2002).

Sexual Behavior

White-bibbed Manakin displays in dispersed small leks, usually near old fallen log around which displays are centered (Hilty 2003). The displays occurs over horizontal portions of fallen trees or live lianas lying on the ground perpendicular to the trunk (Rosselli 2002, Rosselli 1994). The males are permitted to visit other logs, especially at some times of the day, apparently as a social function related to establishment of a hierarchy (Rosselli 2002). In Middle America, males of White-bibbed Manakin make displays much like those of White-throated Manakin (Corapipo gutturalis) (Ridgley and Tudor 1994). During their second year they are capable of mating and males have a distinct plumage, with a black mask and a partially white throat (Rosselli 1994). In Costa Rica, White-bibbed Manakins displayed over horizontal portions of fallen trees or live lianas lying on the ground or ≤40 cm above it. Males perched around the log during most of the day and gave advertisement calls. The part of the log on which the White-bibbed Manakins display generally is clean and free of obstacles and males actively clean the logs by removing fallen leaves and debris (Rosselli et al. 2002).

Social and interspecific behavior

This species can often associate with honeycreepers at fruiting trees, and also joins mobile mixed-species foraging flocks (see Kirwan and Green 2012 and references there in).

Recommended Citation

Morales-Betancourt, J. A. White-bibbed Manakin (Corapipo leucorrhoa), In Neotropical Birds Online (T. S. Schulenberg, Editor). Cornell Lab of Ornithology, Ithaca, NY, USA. retrieved from Neotropical Birds Online: