June 11, 2016 – Golden-headed Manakin (Ceratopipra erythrocephala)

These manakins are found in eastern Panama and northern South America. Like other manakins, they are frugivorous, often plucking small fruits in flight or picking at larger fruit while perched. Males display at leks, calling, flying between perches, turning, sliding backward, and fluttering. Females construct the nests and do all of the incubation and chick care alone. Long-lived compared to many birds of similar size, they often live past nine years.

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