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White-ruffed Manakin

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White-collared Manakin (Manacus candei) - Courtship dance and mating

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White Collared Manakin in action. // Saltarín

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White-collared Manakin on Lek

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The Dance of the White-collared Manakin

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Jackson's widowbirds jump as part of their courtship display

The white-ruffed manakin is a passerine bird in the manakin family. It is a resident breeder in the tropical New World from eastern Honduras to northwestern Venezuela. Its typical habitat is wet forest, adjacent clearings and tall secondary growth. It is a small, plump bird about 10 centimetres (4 in) long. Males have glossy blue-black plumage with a white erectile ruff on the throat. Females and juveniles are olive-green with a grey throat. At breeding time, males are involved in lekking behaviour on the forest floor during which they puff out their neck feathers. 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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