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Black-capped Piprites - BirdForum Opus

Alternative name: Black-capped Manakin

Photo by dubi
Location: Itatiaia, Brazil, November 2008
Piprites pileata


12 cm

  • Black cap and nape
  • Buffy-rufous upperparts and tail
  • Black central Rectrices
  • Buff face and underparts
  • Black wings with yellowish fringes and patch at base of primaries
  • Orange-yellow legs and yellower bill

Female: slightly duller with olive back.


Brazil to Argentina.


This is a monotypic species[1].

In the past, the scientific name was erroneously given as Piprites pileatus2.


Atlantic forest highlands.



The diet includes fruit and arthropods, particularly larvae.


Call: Nasal chiéh.


  1. Clements, JF. 2009. The Clements Checklist of Birds of the World. 6th ed., with updates to December 2009. Ithaca: Cornell Univ. Press. ISBN 978-0801445019.
  2. SACC overview read September 2008
  3. BirdLife International

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