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Fiery-capped Manakin

Machaeropterus pyrocephalus


A small manakin 9cm (3.5"). In the Male (pictured) the wings and cheeks are light yellow/olive, the back and rump a rosy rufous and the breast is pale with rosy rufous streaking. The diagnostic is its crown and nape of bright yellow and a red stripe over the top of the crown.


Found in gallery forest along the banks of the Rio Cuiaba.


I found this bird by its song although at first I thought I was hearing a frog.

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Cuiabá, MT, Brazil

Spotted on Nov 6, 2015
Submitted on May 21, 2016

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