Golden-headed Manakin Ceratopipra erythrocephala
(aka Dixiphia erythrocephala Pipra erythrocephala)
Male Golden-headed Manakin, São Gabriel da Cachoeira, Amazonas, Brazil, August 2004 - click for larger image Amazonas, Brazil and Sucumbios, Ecuador

The Golden-headed Manakin is distributed north of the Amazon and as far north as eastern Panama. See the distribution map at Birdlife International. It is found in forest and secondary woodland.

It is very distinctive with its yellow head, black body, white iris and pale bill. Both these photos are, I think, of the sub-species C. e. berlepschi. The nominate sub-species has a more orange-yellow head.

It feeds on small fruits and insects both of which it plucks or snatches in flight before landing to swallow its food.

Male Golden-headed Manakin, Sani Lodge, Sucumbios, Ecuador, November 2019 - click for larger image
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