Blue-crowned manakin

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Blue-crowned manakin
Lepidothrix coronata 1.jpg
Adult male of a blue-bodied subspecies
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Passeriformes
Family: Pipridae
Genus: Lepidothrix
Species: L. coronata
Binomial name
Lepidothrix coronata
(Spix, 1825)

Pipra coronata Spix, 1825

The blue-crowned manakin (Lepidothrix coronata) is a species of bird in the Pipridae family. The males have a brilliant blue cap; some have black, others have green body plumage, but the relationship between the subspecies is not well understood.

It is found in Bolivia, Brazil, Colombia, Costa Rica, Ecuador, Panama, Peru, and Venezuela. Its natural habitats are subtropical or tropical moist lowland forests and heavily degraded former forest.


  1. ^ BirdLife International (2012). "Lepidothrix coronata". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2013.2. International Union for Conservation of Nature. Retrieved 26 November 2013.