White-collared Manakin Manacus candei
(aka Bearded Manakin Manacus manacus candei)
White-collared Manakin, Tikal, Guatemala, March 2015 - click for larger image Guatemala and Honduras
March 2015

The White-collared Manakin is distributed in Central America on the Caribbean slope from south-east Mexico to Panama. See the distribution map at Birdlife International. It is found in humid evergreen forest and forest edges as well as along wooded streams.

Some authorities include this species as a sub-species of Bearded Manakin Manacus manacus.

White-collared Manakin, Rio Santiago, Honduras, March 2015 - click for larger image Like all Manacus manakins the male performs and elaborate mating display in a court that he has cleared on the ground. This court is within hearing distance of other males' courts in a widespread lek. The display to attract a female involves a lot of wing-snapping and leaps between upright stems.

Photo 2 shows a female or juvenile in a fruiting tree foraging for small fruits and insects.

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