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Subspecies zulianus
Photo © by Luis R Figueroa
Estado Barinas, Venezuela, 3 September 2014
Machaeropterus striolatus

Alternative name: Western Striped Manakin


Photo © by COLOMBIA Birding
Magdalena Valley, Colombia, November 2010

9–9·5 cm (3½-3¾ in)
Male of most subspecies:

  • Greenish upperside
  • Pale underside with reddish streaks
  • Red crown and nape
  • Wings
  • White tipped secondaries, which are stiffened and enlarged

They are sexually dimorphic.


South America: found in Colombia, Ecuador, Peru, Brazil, Venezuela, and Guyana.


This species and Kinglet Manakin used to be lumped together under the name of Striped Manakin.


This species has five subspecies[1]:

  • M. r. antioquiae:
  • Eastern Andes of western and central Colombia
  • M. r. striolatus:
  • Tropical eastern Colombia to eastern Ecuador, north-eastern Peru and western Amazonian Brazil
  • M. r. obscurostriatus:
  • M. r. zulianus:
  • Tropical western Venezuela (western Zulia, Táchira and northern Barinas)
  • M. r. aureopectus:
  • Tropical south-eastern Venezuela (north-eastern Amazonas and south-eastern Bolívar)


They prefer humid forests and mature secondary growth. They can sometimes be seen at forest edges.



Their main diet consists of fruit, also insects which are caught in fast flying forays.


The males cluster in a lek to attract females. The females alone are responsible for rearing the chicks. There is little other information available.



  1. Clements, J. F., T. S. Schulenberg, M. J. Iliff, S. M. Billerman, T. A. Fredericks, J. A. Gerbracht, D. Lepage, B. L. Sullivan, and C. L. Wood. 2021. The eBird/Clements checklist of Birds of the World: v2021. Downloaded from https://www.birds.cornell.edu/clementschecklist/download/
  2. Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive (retrieved December 2016)

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