23 May, 2011

Long-tailed Manakin

Scientific Name: Chiroxiphia linearis

Population Estimate: 50-500K

Range / Habitat: Mature moist and dry forest up to 1500m elevation in southern Mexico and Central America.

Field Notes: Small passerine with distinctive, liquid call. Males black with red cap, blue wings, and long, thin central rectrices. Female olive brown with black face, red cap, and much shorter central rectrices. Very similar to Lance-tailed Manakin, but no range overlap.

Personal Notes: Seen in the rain forest between Monteverde Lodge and a large private reserve in Costa Rica

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