Red-capped Manakin (Pipra mentalis) - HBW 9, p. 144
French: Manakin à cuisses jaunes
German: Nördliche Gelbhosenpipra
Spanish: Saltarín Cabeirrojo Norteño
Other common names: Yellow-thighed Manakin
Taxonomy: Pipra mentalis P. L. Sclater, 1857, Córdoba, Veracruz, Mexico.
May form a superspecies with P. erythrocephala and P. rubrocapilla. Three subspecies recognized.
Subspecies and Distribution:
- mentalis P. L. Sclater, 1857 - from SE Mexico (S Veracruz) S, on Caribbean slope, to E Costa Rica.
- ignifera Bangs, 1901 - Panama, mainly on Caribbean side.
- minor Hartert, 1898 - W Colombia and W Ecuador.
- Least Concern Enlarge map
VideosSee all 12 videos
A male calling from a perch, then regurgitating a seed. Locality La Selva Biological Station, Puerto Viejo, Sarapiquí, Heredia Province, Costa Rica (ssp mentalis)
Scott Olmstead 10 February 2010 3 years ago 18 sec 4.4
Red-capped Manakin male performing courting display to female (on left in video) Locality Bosque del Rio Tigre Lodge, Osa Peninsula, Puntarenas Province, Costa Rica
Ron Flemal 30 January 2010 3 years ago 52 sec 4.3
A male Locality Pipeline Road, Soberanía National Park, Panama
Juan Sanabria 1 November 2010 2 years ago 19 sec 4.2
A male perched close. Locality Chan Chich, Gallon Jug, Orange Walk District, Belize (ssp mentalis)
DAVID ASCANIO 1 December 2007 4 years ago 21 sec 4
A perched male Locality Soberanía National Park, Panama
Juan Sanabria 1 November 2010 2 years ago 21 sec 3.8
A male perched and calling Locality La Selva Biological Station, Puerto Viejo, Sarapiquí, Heredia Province, Costa Rica (ssp mentalis)
Richard Garrigues 28 March 2007 5 years ago 34 sec 3.7
PhotosSee all 12 photos
Male on a branch.
Locality Achiote Road, Colón Province, Panama (ssp ignifera)
ALBERTO GARCIA RIOS 16 January 2009 4 years ago 4.4
Female perched on a branch
Locality Carara National Park, Puntarenas Province, Costa Rica
Chris and Megan Perkins 2 April 2010 2 years ago 3.8
A male perched on a branch.
Locality Morazán, Pérez Zeledón, San José Province, Costa Rica
manuel retana 28 September 2009 3 years ago 3.5
A courting couple.
Locality Morazán, Pérez Zeledón, San José Province, Costa Rica (ssp Mentalis)
manuel retana 26 April 2010 3 years ago 3.3
male up on a branch
Locality Ensenada de Utría National Park, Bahía Solano, Choco Department, Colombia
mauricio rueda 34 weeks ago 3.2
Two males perched on a tree.
Locality Pérez Zeledón, San José Province, Costa Rica
manuel retana 23 April 2009 4 years ago 3