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Machaeropterus deliciosus -NW Ecuador-6.jpg
Club-winged manakin (Machaeropterus deliciosus)
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Passeriformes
Family: Pipridae
Genus: Machaeropterus
Bonaparte, 1854
Type species
Pipra regulus
Hahn, 1819

Machaeropterus is a genus of passerine birds in the manakin family Pipridae. They are found in the tropical forests of South America.


The genus Machaeropterus was introduced by the French naturalist Charles Lucien Bonaparte in 1854.[1] The type species was subsequently designated as the kinglet manakin.[2] The name Machaeropterus combines the Ancient Greek words μαχαιρα makhaira "knife" or "dagger" and -πτερος -pteros "-winged".[3]

The genus contains the five species:[4]


  1. ^ Bonaparte, Charles Lucien (1854). "Conspectus Volucrum Anisodactylorum". L'Ateneo italiano. Raccolta di Documenti e Memorie relative al progresso delle Scienze fisiche. 2 (11): 311-321 [316]. 
  2. ^ Dickinson, E.C.; Christidis, L., eds. (2014). The Howard & Moore Complete Checklist of the Birds of the World. Volume 2: Passerines (4th ed.). Eastbourne, UK: Aves Press. p. 9. ISBN 978-0-9568611-2-2. 
  3. ^ Jobling, J.A. (2018). del Hoyo, J.; Elliott, A.; Sargatal, J.; Christie, D.A.; de Juana, E., eds. "Key to Scientific Names in Ornithology". Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive. Lynx Edicions. Retrieved 27 June 2018. 
  4. ^ Gill, Frank; Donsker, David, eds. (2018). "Cotingas, manakins, tityras, becards". World Bird List Version 8.2. International Ornithologists' Union. Retrieved 27 June 2018.