Striped manakin

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Striped manakin
Machaeropterus regulus 1841.jpg
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Passeriformes
Family: Pipridae
Genus: Machaeropterus
Species: M. regulus
Binomial name
Machaeropterus regulus
(Hahn, 1819)

The striped manakin (Machaeropterus regulus) is a small South American species of bird in the Pipridae family. Its distribution is highly disjunct: The nominate subspecies is found in Atlantic Forest in eastern Brazil, while the striolatus group is found in forests in western Brazil, northeastern Peru, eastern Ecuador, Colombia, and western and southern Venezuela. Males of the former group have redder underparts than males of the latter, and the two are sometimes treated as separate species, the eastern striped manakin (M. regulus) and the western striped manakin (M. striolatus). In both, the males have a bright red crown, which the female lack.

Like many other manakins, the males cluster in a leks to attract females. After mating, the females rear the chicks on without the help of the males.

References[edit]

  • Loiselle, Bette A., John G. Blake, Renata Durães, Brandt T. Ryder, and Wendy Tori. "ENVIRONMENTAL AND SPATIAL SEGREGATION OF LEKS AMONG SIX CO-OCCURRING SPECIES OF MANAKINS (PIPRIDAE) IN EASTERN ECUADOR." Auk, The (2007). BNet Research Center. Evergreen State College. 9 Nov. 2007 [1].