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Wire-tailed Manakin

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The Wire-tailed Manakin (Pipra filicauda) is a species of bird in the Pipridae family.

It is found upriver in the western Amazon Basin and the neighboring countries of northern Peru, eastern Ecuador and Colombia, and southern and western portions of Venezuela. In Venezuela it occurs upriver in the Orinoco River basin, but not the final 1300kms; its range in Venezuela continues around the Andes cordillera to the northwestern coast. In northwest Brazil, the species ranges from Roraima and Amazonas west to Venezuela and Colombia, and southwest from Rondonia and Acre to Peru and Ecuador.

Wire-tailed Manakin's natural habitats are subtropical or tropical moist lowland forests and subtropical or tropical swamps.


BirdLife International 2004. Pipra filicauda. 2006 IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Downloaded on 26 July 2007.

External links

Wire-tailed Manakin videos on the Internet Bird Collection

Stamps (for Ecuador) with RangeMap

Photo; Article sunbirdtours

Photo-Medium Res; Article mindobirds—"Amazonian Ecuador"

Photo-High Res; Article borderland-tours

Wire-tailed Manakin photo gallery VIREO Photo-High Res

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