White-throated Manakin (Corapipo gutturalis)

White-throated Manakin

[order] PASSERIFORMES | [family] Pipridae | [latin] Corapipo gutturalis | [UK] White-throated Manakin | [FR] Manakin a gorge blanche | [DE] Weisskehl-Pipra | [ES] Saltarin Gorgiblanco Oriental | [NL] Witkeelmanakin


Monotypic species

Physical charateristics

The male is mostly black with a white throat and upper chest; the female has a green upper body and a grayish lower body

Listen to the sound of White-throated Manakin

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South America : Tepuis, Northeast Amazonia


Its natural habitat is subtropical or tropical moist lowland forests.


The nest is a tiny cup made out of moss and plant fiber placed about 8 meter above ground in a tree fork. It is bound to twigs with cobweb. Clutch size probably 2 eggs. The mating display of thios species is wonderful. White-throated manakins (Corapipo gutturalis) gather around a log, where the males bob and pose as they creep toward the female.

Feeding habits

Forages high up in trees for insects and fruit. Prey is caught mainly by aearial sallies. Will join mixed-species flocks.


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.
White-throated Manakin status Least Concern


Sedentary throughout range.

Distribution map

White-throated Manakin distribution range map

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