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Photo by rafaellau
Pipeline Road, Panama, November 2013
Manacus vitellinus


10–11 cm

  • Black cap
  • Broad yellow collar


Central and South America: found in Panama and Colombia.


Photo by PanamaHarpy
Pipeline Road Entrance, Panama, September 2011


Four subspecies are recognized1:

  • M. v. vitellinus:
  • Lowlands of Panama to north-western Colombia (south to south-western Cauca)
  • M. v. amitinus:
  • Escudo de Veraguas Island (off northern Panama)
  • M. v. milleri:
  • Northern Colombia in Sinú and lower Cauca valleys
  • M. v. viridiventris:
  • Western Colombia west of western Andes and east side in upper Cauca Valley


Rain forest and forest borders.



Their diet consists of small fruits and insects.


  1. Clements, J. F., T. S. Schulenberg, M. J. Iliff, B.L. Sullivan, C. L. Wood, and D. Roberson. 2013. The eBird/Clements checklist of birds of the world: Version 6.8., with updates to August 2013. Downloaded from http://www.birds.cornell.edu/clementschecklist/download/
  2. Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive (retrieved May 2014)
  3. Birdwatchers Pocket Guide ISBN 1-85732-804-3

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