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Fiery capped manakin

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Kingdom  Animalia
Genus  Machaeropterus
Higher classification  Machaeropterus
Order  Passerine
Family  Pipridae
Phylum  Chordata
Rank  Species
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Scientific name  Machaeropterus pyrocephalus
Similar  Manakin, Bird, Machaeropterus, Jet manakin, Flame‑crested manakin

Fiery capped manakin

The fiery-capped manakin (Machaeropterus pyrocephalus) is a species of bird in the Pipridae family, the manakins. It is one of three species in the genus Machaeropterus. It is named for its bright yellow head feathers.


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Fiery capped manakin

Distribution and habitat

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The fiery-capped manakin is found in the southern Amazon Basin of Brazil, southeast Peru, and northern Bolivia; also Venezuela. Itsnatural habitat is subtropical or tropical moist lowland forests.

Its range is in the south-central Amazon Basin, then spreads east-west, and is mostly associated with River drainages. The range, shaped like an inverted "Y" starts at the Amazon River outlet in southern Amapá state and Pará. At the Tapajós-Amazon River confluence, the range goes south, upstream on the Tapajós and forks east-west. The eastern range extends to the upstream third of the Xingu River, then further east to the upstream half of the Araguaia in the Araguaia-Tocantins River system. The range narrows eastward another 600 km at the very headwaters of the adjacent Tocantins River.

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The westward extension of the range covers northern Amazonian Bolivia, the tributary headwaters to the northeast-flowing Madeira River; the range continues through southeast and central Amazonian Peru beyond the north-flowing Amazon River tributary, the Ucayali River.

Two small disjunct populations of the fiery-capped manakin occur; one in northeast Roraima state on the south-flowing Branco River; the other further northwest on the lower reaches of the Caribbean-flowing Orinoco River in east-central Venezuela, 500 km upstream.

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