Blue-rumped manakin

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Blue-rumped manakin
Lepidothrix isidorei (male) -NBII Image Gallery-a00296.jpg
Lepidothrix isidorei (female) -NBII Image Gallery-a00295.jpg
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Passeriformes
Family: Pipridae
Genus: Lepidothrix
Species: L. isidorei
Binomial name
Lepidothrix isidorei
(Sclater, 1852)

Pipra isidorei P.L.Sclater, 1852

The blue-rumped manakin (Lepidothrix isidorei) is a species of bird in the Pipridae family. It is found in Colombia, Ecuador, and Peru. Its natural habitat is montane forests and, in Ecuador, the species is considered a foothill specialty. These tiny manakins, which average 8 cm (3.1 in) in length, are infrequently encountered away from their leks, where the black, white-capped and blue backed males display for female attentions.


  • "The Birds of Ecuador by Robert S. Ridgely & Paul Greenfield. Cornell University Press (2001), ISBN 978-0-8014-8722-4.