Wearing a torque of stunning iridescent gold makes this bird an absolute must-see – meet the golden-collared manakin

He is an extravagant dancer who makes full use of his stunning golden band, which is a must-see while he is throwing on the motions!

Manacus vitellinus (Golden-collared manakin) is a type of bird in the Pipridae group.

Wearing a torque of stunning iridescent gold makes this bird an absolute must-see – meet the golden-collared manakin

They are a small, chubby bird with a stubby tail and rounded wings, as well as a large head and red-orange legs.

The male of this species sports a magnificent yellow collar that extends all the way around his throat and fades to olive down his shoulder and abdomen.

Above all this collar, he is primarily black, with a deeper olive in the middle of his back.

Wearing a torque of stunning iridescent gold makes this bird an absolute must-see – meet the golden-collared manakin

The golden-collared manakin is only distributed in Costa Rica and Panama.

Golden-collared manakins prefer to eat fruit low in the trees as well as bugs, both of which are obtained from accessible trees and in flight.

When one female has picked a partner, she constructs a tiny shallow, unstructured, cup-shaped nest around ground level out of fibrous plants and animal hair.

She then lays two eggs that are dyed to resemble fallen leaves and nurtures them for 14 to 24 days.

Wearing a torque of stunning iridescent gold makes this bird an absolute must-see – meet the golden-collared manakin

The chicks are nourished by their mother for 10 days after they hatch before reaching adulthood.

Young children may follow their mother for around 4 weeks before becoming self-sufficient.

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