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SPECIES INFO

The Red-capped Manakin (Pipra mentalis) is a species of bird in the Pipridae family. It is found in Belize, Colombia, Costa Rica, Ecuador, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico, Nicaragua, and Panama. Its natural habitat is subtropical or tropical moist lowland forests.

The bird is probably best known for the male's unusual courting method whereby it shuffles rapidly backwards across a branch, akin to a speedy Moonwalk.

Source
  • BirdLife International 2004. Pipra mentalis. 2006 IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Downloaded on 26 July 2007.
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  • The male courting dance, akin to the moonwalk




                                     



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