Strikingly beautiful and his bright yellow face and belly are topped with a spectacular blazing orange crown

Many Amazon Basin birds are stunningly gorgeous, and this bird is no exception, with a bright yellow face and belly capped with a magnificent orange crown.

Strikingly beautiful and his bright yellow face and belly are topped with a spectacular blazing orange crown

The Pipridae family includes the wire-tailed manakin (Pipra filicauda).

These birds are 11.5 cm long without the male’s tail filaments and 2.5 cm without the female’s tail filaments.

The male has a vivid red head and nape with a black back.

He has white internal flying feathers, although they are rarely visible unless he is in flight.

Tail feather antlers are protected as distinct strands that curl upward and inward. His brow, cheeks, and underparts are a brilliant yellow.

Strikingly beautiful and his bright yellow face and belly are topped with a spectacular blazing orange crown

The female is olive-green above and lighter in the lower portions, with a paler yellow belly than the males.

She also has a shorter tail than the males.

This species is found at headwaters in the western Amazon Basin, in Brazil.

And also in adjacent countries, such as northern Peru, eastern Ecuador, Colombia, and southern and western Venezuela.

Wire-tailed manakins like to reside on the outskirts of humid, tropical woods, clearings.

Strikingly beautiful and his bright yellow face and belly are topped with a spectacular blazing orange crown

And occasionally on the outskirts of agricultural land, particularly near watercourses.

These birds mostly consume fruit and berries.

But they will also hunt and eat minute insects captured on the wing during short darting flights.

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