Wire-tailed manakin

Common name:
wire-tailed manakin (en); rabo-de-arame (pt); manakin filifère (fr); saltarín uirapuru (es); fadenpira (de)

Order order Passeriformes
Family bird family

The wire-tailed manakin is found upstream within the western Amazon Basin, in Brazil and therefore the neighboring countries of northern Peru, jap Ecuador and South American country, and in thesouthern and western parts of South American country.

These birds area unit 10-11 cm long and weigh 14-17 g.

Wire-tailed manakins like the sides of wet, tropical forests, forest clearings, and therefore the edges of agricultural land, particularly close to streams and rivers.

They largely eat berries and fruit, however conjointly hunt tiny insects that area unit taken throughout fast, sallying flights.

Wire-tailed manakins area unit polygamous with males forming wide scattered leks in forest, in perches situated 1-8 m on top of the bottom. once sex activity, the females fly off alone to make the nests, incubate the eggs, and lift the young. The nest is built mistreatment woven  fibers and grasses to create {a tiny|a tiny|a little} hammock in small trees or ferns, typically over water. There the feminine lays 1-2 eggs that she incubates for 17–21 days. The chicks fledge 13-15 days once hatching.

IUCN standing - LC (Least concern)
Although the world population size has not been quantified, this species is delineate as 'fairly common however patchily distributed' throughout its terribly massive breeding vary. With no proof for any declines or substantial threats this species isn't thought of vulnerable at the moment.

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