There are many trails leading into the primary forest from Cristalino Jungle Lodge, and I encountered these two manakins not far from the lodge.

I just noticed a flash of red, and barely had time to set up the camera and shoot a few images before they both took off. I suspect this branch has been used for the famous moonwalking dance earlier (a lek), and that this was just a revisit. Or it could be preparation, as I’m not certain when they breed here.

Red-headed Manakin (Pipra rubrocapilla)
The female.

It sounds like this:


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