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White-crowned manakin


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The white-crowned manakin is a small passerine bird in the manakin family Pipridae. It is a resident breeder in the tropical New World from Costa Rica to northeastern Peru and eastern Brazil. It was tradionally placed in the genus Pipra, but is now placed in its own monotypic genus Pseudopipra. It is a small, compact bird about 10 cm (3.9 in) long. Males have black plumage with a white crown which can be erected as a crest. Females and juveniles are olive-green, with a grey head and throat, and greyish-green or olive underparts. At breeding time, males are involved in a lekking behaviour. This is a fairly common species with a wide range, and the International Union for Conservation of Nature has rated its conservation status as being of "least concern".
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