Black Manakin (Xenopipo atronitens)

Black Manakin

[order] PASSERIFORMES | [family] Pipridae | [latin] Xenopipo atronitens | [UK] Black Manakin | [FR] Manakin noir | [DE] Mohrenpipra | [ES] Saltarin Negro | [NL] Zwarte Manakin


Genus Species subspecies Breeding Range Breeding Range 2 Non Breeding Range
Heterocercus atronitens
Xenopipo atronitens SA Amazonia

Physical charateristics

The male is a brilliant black; the female has a dark green upper body, throat and chest and a yellowish-green lower body.

Listen to the sound of Black Manakin

[audio: Manakin.mp3]

Copyright remark: Most sounds derived from xeno-canto

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South America : Amazonia


Its natural habitats are subtropical or tropical moist lowland forests and subtropical or tropical dry shrubland.


No data.

Feeding habits

Berries and other fruit collected in the lower strata of savanna forest (in Suriname)


This species has an extremely large range, and hence does not approach the thresholds for Vulnerable under the range size criterion (Extent of Occurrence <20,000 km2 combined with a declining or fluctuating range size, habitat extent/quality, or population size and a small number of locations or severe fragmentation). The population trend appears to be stable, and hence the species does not approach the thresholds for Vulnerable under the population trend criterion (>30% decline over ten years or three generations). The population size has not been quantified, but it is not believed to approach the thresholds for Vulnerable under the population size criterion (<10,000 mature individuals with a continuing decline estimated to be >10% in ten years or three generations, or with a specified population structure). For these reasons the species is evaluated as Least Concern.
Black Manakin status Least Concern


Sedentary throughout range.

Distribution map

Black Manakin distribution range map

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