There are around 60 species of birds in this family. Manakins are found from southern Mexico through Central America to South America. Most species are found in forests and woodlands and spend most of their time in the trees. Manakins eat fruit, berries, and insects.
They range in size from 3-6 inches in length. Manakins are stubby little birds with rounded wings. Most species have short tails, but some species, like the long-tailed manikin, have long tails. Males are usually brightly colored, while the females in most species are green.
Many species in this family have elaborate courtship rituals. Males gather at a lek. A lek is an area where animals, usually birds, gather to perform courtship displays. Males gather at the lek and try to attract females with their displays. Females build the nest and care for the chicks. Males will mate with more than one female.
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World Status Key
Least Concern Near Threatened Vulnerable Endangered Critically Endangered Extinct in Wild Extinct
Status and range is taken from ICUN Redlist. If no status is listed, there is not enough data to establish status.
US Status Key
Threatened in US Threatened in NH Endangered in US Endangered in NH Breeds in NH Introduced
Status taken from US Fish and Wildlife and NH Fish and Game
New Hampshire Species
North/Central American Species
||Blue-backed Manakin-Chiroxiphia pareola
Blue-crowned Manakin-Lepidothrix coronata
Blue-rumped Manakin-Lepidothrix isidorei
Golden-collared Manakin-Manacus vitellinus
Golden-crowned Manakin-Lepidothrix vilasboasi
Golden-headed Manakin-Pipra erythrocephala
Gray-headed Piprites-Piprites griseiceps
Green Manakin-Xenopipo holochlora
Lance-tailed Manakin-Chiroxiphia lanceolata
Long-tailed Manakin-Chiroxiphia linearis
Orange-collared Manakin-Manacus aurantiacus
Red-capped Manakin-Pipra mentalis
White-bearded Manakin-Manacus manacus
White-bibbed Manakin-Corapipo leucorrhoa
White-collared Manakin-Manacus candei
White-crowned Manakin-Pipra pipra
White-ruffed Manakin-Corapipo altera
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