White-collared Manakin (Manacus candei)

The White-collared Manakin is a really exotic bird. The way you find it is by the crackling sound that they make when flapping their wings. The combination of bright-red legs, yellow underparts, white collar and black cap results in a colorful bird, not easily confused with other birds. As is often the case in birds, the female is olive in coloration, making it more difficult to spot inside the canopy. It is common in the Caribbean, although in the Pacific there is an “equivalent” species, the Orange-collared Manakin, which has essentially the same size and behavior, just differs in the color of its throat as its name my imply. A wonderful pair of bird species to see indeed.

The sound of “finger snapping” in the forest reveals the presence of these gorgeous birds. It is amazing to see the displays of males jumping from one branch to another, trying to impress females.
White-collared Manakin, Male - Manacus candei - Saltarín Cuelliblanco (Quiebrapalos, Quiebraramas, Bailarín), Macho (2)
The rump is olive in the male, while the wings are black and lack any marks. No other marks are needed though.
White-collared Manakin, Male - Manacus candei - Saltarín Cuelliblanco (Quiebrapalos, Quiebraramas, Bailarín), Macho (3)
These birds are very small and plump, almost looking like an angry bird.
White-collared Manakin, Male - Manacus candei - Saltarín Cuelliblanco (Quiebrapalos, Quiebraramas, Bailarín), Macho
They are also very colorful, specially due to the red-orange feet, which are very bright.

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