The Long-tailed Manakin (Chiroxiphia linearis) is a species of bird in the Pipridae family. It is found in Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico, and Nicaragua.
Its natural habitats are subtropical or tropical dry forests, subtropical or tropical moist lowland forests, and heavily degraded former forest.
- BirdLife International 2004. Chiroxiphia linearis. 2006 IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Downloaded on 25 July 2007.
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The manakin species are very interesting in their family life. The long-tailed Manakin succeeds in same-sex marriage: it's the males that form pairs, building a nest together and selecting a mating perch. Together they perform a courtship dance with any female who comes attracted to their calls, and one of them (the alpha) inseminates her. see also Birds of Monteverde: "A case of male cooperation" by Nalini Nadkarni.