Manakins (Pipridae)

Blue-rumped Manakin (Lepidothrix isidorei) - HBW 9, p. 147

French: Manakin à dos bleu German: Blaubürzelpipra Spanish: Saltarín Lomiazul

Taxonomy: Pipra isidorei P. L. Sclater, 1852, “Nouvelle-Grenade” [Bogotá] = Buenavista, above Villavicencio, Meta, Colombia.
Genus often merged with Pipra. Forms a superspecies with L. coeruleocapilla, which it replaces geographically. Race leucopygia may be a separate species. Two subspecies currently recognized.

Subspecies and Distribution:

  • isidorei (P. L. Sclater, 1852) - E side of E Andes in Colombia (Boyacá, Meta, Cauca) and E Ecuador.
  • leucopygia (Hellmayr, 1903) - N Peru on E side of C Andes (San Martín, N Huánuco).

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