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SPECIES INFO

The Striped Manakin (Machaeropterus regulus) is a species of bird in the Pipridae family. Striped Manakins are sexually dimorphic, and the males cluster in a lek to attract females. After mating, the females rear the chicks on without the help of the males.

It is found in Brazil, Colombia, Ecuador, Guyana, Peru, and Venezuela. Its natural habitats are subtropical or tropical moist lowland forests and subtropical or tropical moist montane forests.

Sources
  • BirdLife International 2004. Machaeropterus regulus. 2006 IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Downloaded on 26 July 2007.
  • Loiselle, Bette A., John G. Blake, Renata Dur„es, Brandt T. Ryder, and Wendy Tori. "ENVIRONMENTAL AND SPATIAL SEGREGATION OF LEKS AMONG SIX CO-OCCURRING SPECIES OF MANAKINS (PIPRIDAE) IN EASTERN ECUADOR." Auk, The (2007). BNet Research Center. Evergreen State College. 9 Nov. 2007 .


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