October 23, 2015 – Golden-collared Manakin (Manacus vitellinus)

These manakins are found in Panama and western Colombia. They eat fruit and insects, usually picking them off of plants while flying. Males perform elaborate displays to attract females. After clearing leaves from an area, they raise the feathers under their throats, make a variety of snapping and buzzing sounds with their wings, and glide backwards on their perches. They also dart between perches while snapping their wings. Females select a mate from many males performing near each other, then build nests and raise the chicks alone.

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