White-fronted Manakin (Lepidothrix serena)

White-fronted Manakin

[order] PASSERIFORMES | [family] Pipridae | [latin] Lepidothrix serena | [UK] White-fronted Manakin | [FR] Manakin a front blanc | [DE] Weissstirn-Pipra | [ES] Saltarin Frentiblanco | [NL] Witvoorhoofdmanakin


Monotypic species

Physical charateristics

The male is black, with a brilliant white forehead, a blue back, a yellowish-orange chest and a yellow belly; the female is brilliant green on top, with a blue head, an olive-green throat and chest and a yellowish belly. The bird has black legs, and dark eyes.

Listen to the sound of White-fronted Manakin

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South America : Northeast Amazonia


Its natural habitat is subtropical or tropical moist lowland forests.


Nest is a small open cup built 1-2 meter above ground. Clutch size is two eggs, no further data. Males form leks and have complex display behavior.

Feeding habits

Forages for fruit and insects, the latter caught by gleaning and sallying.


This species has a very 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.
White-fronted Manakin status Least Concern


Sedentary throughout range.

Distribution map

White-fronted Manakin distribution range map

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