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Yanachaga Chemillen National Park, Pasco, Peru, Aug 30th, 2020
Cryptopipo holochlora


11–13 cm (4½-5 in)
Relatively large and long-tailed manakin without much sexual dimorphism. Mainly green and yellow with greyish colors on bare parts.

  • Eye ring pale
  • Upperparts moss-green
  • Underparts olive-yellow at breast, pale yellow at the belly
  • Tail long and grey
  • Legs and eye grey

Sexes similar

Similar species

Some females of other species are similar in coloration but usually have shorter tail, are smaller, or have colored legs and/or eyes. Choco Manakin differs slightly in plumage but has very distinct song.


South America: found in Colombia, Ecuador, and Peru east of the Andes.


Formerly placed in the genus Chloropipo. The Choco Manakin was formerly included here.


Two subspecies are recognized1:

  • C. h. holochlora:
  • C. h. viridior:
  • Foothills of south-eastern Peru (Cusco and north-western Puno)


Lowland and foothill, moist and wet forests, and preferences includes forest borders at least sometimes. Seems to reach a maximum elevation at 1500 m asl in parts of Ecuador, lower elsewhere.



Not a lot is known about their diet; they are thought to be mainly eating fruits while also being insectivorous.


Song includes a high-pitched, thin whistle. A second sound is a rattle that starts relatively lower pitch and has a buzzy quality, followed by a higher pitch, thinner rattle. The whole thing last typically around 1 second, plus/minus a little.


  1. Clements, J. F., T. S. Schulenberg, M. J. Iliff, T. A. Fredericks, J. A. Gerbracht, D. Lepage, S. M. Billerman, B. L. Sullivan, and C. L. Wood. 2022. The eBird/Clements checklist of Birds of the World: v2022. Downloaded from https://www.birds.cornell.edu/clementschecklist/download/
  2. Gill, F, D Donsker, and P Rasmussen (Eds). 2023. IOC World Bird List (v 13.1)_red. Doi 10.14344/IOC.ML.13.1. http://www.worldbirdnames.org/
  3. SACC as read in September 2008
  4. Kirwan, G. M., J. del Hoyo, D. Snow, N. Collar, and A. J. Spencer (2020). Green Manakin (Cryptopipo holochlora), version 1.1. In Birds of the World (S. M. Billerman, B. K. Keeney, P. G. Rodewald, and T. S. Schulenberg, Editors). Cornell Lab of Ornithology, Ithaca, NY, USA. https://doi.org/10.2173/bow.greman2.01.1
  5. Ridgely, R.S., & G. Tudor (2009). "Field Guide to the Songbirds of South America - The Passerines". University of Texas Press, Austin, TX, USA. ISBN 978-0-292-71979-8

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