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Blue-rumped Manakin - BirdForum Opus

Photo by Stanley Jones
Wildsumaco Lodge, Napo Province, Ecuador, January 2016
Lepidothrix isidorei


7·5 cm (3 in)
Male nominate

  • Black overall plumage
  • White cap
  • Azure-blue rump and upper tail coverts
  • Dark brownish-red iris
  • Dark upper mandible, greyish lower mandible


Colombia, Ecuador, and Peru.


This species has in the past been placed in genus Pipra.


There are 2 subspecies[1]:

  • L. i. isidorei:
  • L. i. leucopygia:
  • Andean foothills of northern Peru (San Martín and northern Huánuco)


Rain forest, subtropical elevational zone. Observed at heights around 400 m (4,593 ft) elevation.



There is little information available; thought to be similar to Blue-capped Manakin


  1. Clements, J. F., T. S. Schulenberg, M. J. Iliff, D. Roberson, T. A. Fredericks, B. L. Sullivan, and C. L. Wood. 2015. The eBird/Clements checklist of birds of the world: v2015, with updates to August 2015. Downloaded from http://www.birds.cornell.edu/clementschecklist/download/
  2. Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive (retrieved May 2016)
  3. BF Member observations

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