Golden-crowned Manakin (Lepidothrix vilasboasi) - HBW 9, p. 148
French: Manakin doré
Spanish: Saltarín Coronidorado
Other common names: Sick’s Manakin (“L. obscura”)
Taxonomy: Pipra vilasboasi Sick, 1959, headwaters of River Cururu-ri, south-west Pará, Brazil.
Genus often merged with Pipra. Probably a close relative of L. nattereri. Was for some time thought to be possibly a hybrid between that species (which replaces it to W) and L. iris (to E), but distinctive plumage characters, coupled with its recent rediscovery c. 200 km NE of type locality, leave little doubt that it is a distinct species. Described taxon L. obscura based on two specimens, now believed probably to be female and immature male of present species. Monotypic.
Distribution: SW Pará (upper R Cururu-ri and Consórcio Jamunxim), in C Brazil.
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This male was found singing on it's lek perch in terra-firme forest understory at about 5m south of the town. Hard to see the re
Locality Novo Progresso, Pará State, Brazil (Monotypic species)
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