Golden-crowned Manakin
Golden-headed Manakin RWD
Adult male
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Clade: Inopinaves
Order: Passeriformes
Suborder: Tyranni
Infraorder: Tyrannides
Parvorder: Tyrannida
Family: Pipridae
Genus: Pipra
Species: P. erythrocephala
Binomial name
Pipra erythrocephala
(Linnaeus, 1758)

The Golden-headed Manakin, Pipra erythrocephala, is a small passerine bird which breeds in tropical South America. It is found from Panama, Colombia and Trinidad south and east to the Guianas and Brazil and northern Peru. It is not found south of the Amazon or the Ucayali Rivers.

It resembles the Red-capped Manakin.

Other names


Bill whitish; legs pinkish to whitish; iris white in adult male, yellowish in female and darker in immatures[2].

Male is unmistakable[3]. Male black with glistening yellow-orange head and red and white thighs (usually hidden)[2].

Female olive green above, paler yellowish olive below[2].

Similar species

Male Red-capped Manakin has red head and yellow thighs[2]

Female closely resembles female Red-capped Manakin, but has darker bill and legs and somewhat longer tail[2]. In Brazil, there is no range overlap[3].

Female Golden-collared Manakin has reddish-orange legs[2].


Similar to Red-capped Manakin in habitat and behaviour; however, its voice is different[2].



Its voice is different from Red-capped. A variety of whirring, buzzy, and humming sounds, but without the loud snaps[4][2].




  1. ^ Template:IUCN2010
  2. ^ a b c d e f g h Ridgely, Robert and John A. Gwynne Jr. (1989). A Guide to the Birds of Panama with Costa Rica, Nicaragua, and Honduras. Princeton University Press. ISBN 0691025126. 
  3. ^ a b Perlo, Ber van (2009). A Field Guide to the Birds of Brazil,. Oxford University Press. ISBN 9780195301540. 
  4. ^ Snow, David. (1962) A field study of the golden-headed manakin, Pipra erythrocephala, in Trinidad. Zoologica 47: 183-198[verification needed]

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