goldenwingedmanakin

October 29, 2016 – Golden-winged Manakin (Masius chrysopterus)

Requested by: @whatevernatureis

These manakins are found in northwestern South America, in the Andes, from Venezuela to Peru. They eat mostly small fruits, making short flights to feed, sometimes foraging in mixed-species flocks. As in other manakin species, males perform elaborate displays at leks on the forest floor, calling and moving at high speed. They often coordinate their displays with other males. Females build the cup-shaped nests on branches, usually over streams, incubating the eggs and caring for the chicks alone.

I highly recommend visiting the requester’s blog, whatevernatureis for more information, including videos, about these fascinating birds.

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