Manakins are small colorful (the males) fruit-eating birds of tropical forests. Some species can make interesting snapping sounds with their wings.
Golden-winged Manakin (Masius chrysopterus) Male|
Tatama National Park, Pueblo Rico, Risaralda, Colombia
Lance-tailed Manakin (Chiroxiphia lanceolata) Male|
Metropolitan Park, Panama City, Panama
Manakins in the chiroxiphia genus, and perhaps others, have a mating ritual where the males hop around on a horizontal branch. In spanish manakins are called 'saltarines', or jumpers.
Blue-crowned Manakin (Lepidothrix coronata) Male|
Bahia Solano, Choco, Colombia
White-bearded Manakin (Manacus manacus) Male|
Laguna Tabacal, La Vega, Colombia
The most common and widespread manakin species. Its snapping sounds are easily recognizable in lowland forests.
White-bibbed Manakin (Corapipo leucorrhoa) Male|
La Victoria, Caldas, Colombia