Wire-tailed Manakin (Pipra filicauda) - HBW 9, p. 143
French: Manakin filifère
Spanish: Saltarín Uirapuru
Taxonomy: Pipra filicauda Spix, 1825, São Paulo de Olivença, River Solimões, west Amazonas, Brazil.
Was for long placed in monotypic genus Teleonema on basis of highly modified tail feathers. Closely related to, and forming a superspecies with, P. aureola and P. fasciicauda, all three replacing each other geographically. “P. heterocerca” is hybrid between present species and P. aureola. Race subpallida apparently intergrades with nominate around Colombia-Ecuador border. Two subspecies recognized.
Subspecies and Distribution:
- subpallida (Todd, 1928) - E Colombia (E of Andes) and NW Venezuela (E, on both sides of Andes, to Miranda).
- filicauda Spix, 1825 - S Venezuela (S & W Amazonas), NW & C Brazil (E to mouth of R Negro, S to headwaters of R Juruá and middle R Purus), E Ecuador and NE Peru (S to middle R Ucayali).
- Least Concern Enlarge map
VideosSee all 7 videos
- 4.1 A male on a th... Ecuador, Aug 2007 Josep del Hoyo
- 4.1 A male at dusk... Ecuador, Aug 2007 Josep del Hoyo
- 4.1 A male perched... Venezuela, Mar 2006 Keith Blomerley
- 4 A male was cau... Venezuela, Dec 2009 DAVID ASCANIO
- 3.5 A male giving ... Ecuador, Nov 2005 Richard Garrigues
- 3.3 a male was obs... Venezuela, May 2011 DAVID ASCANIO