Blue-crowned Manakin Lepidothrix coronata
Blue-crowned Manakin, São Gabriel da Cachoeira, Amazonas, Brazil, August 2004 - click on image for a larger view São Gabriel da Cachoeira, Amazonas, Brazil
August 2004

The Blue-crowned Manakin is found throughout much of western Amazonia with a disjunct population from Costa Rica through Panama and into western Colombia. See the distribution map at Birdlife International. It is found in the lower levels of humid forest and mature woodland.

Throughout most of its range the male is black with a bright blue crown but in eastern Peru, Bolivia and south-west Brazil the male is bluish green with a paler blue crown. Hybridisation suggests that this is not a separate species. The female is green with a pale yellowish face and belly and no blue crown.

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