|Cinnamon Manakin-tyrant Neopipo cinnamomea
(aka Cinnamon Tyrant-manakin, Cinnamon Manakin, Cinnamon Neopipo)
|Thaimaçu, Pará, Brazil
It was not until I was checking my photos in the evening that I realised that I had a photo of Cinnamon Manakin-tyrant and not the Ruddy-tailed Flycatcher Terenotriccus erythrurus that I thought I had photographed.
|It is an easy mistake to make since the birds look almost identical with head and nape grey with a brown back
becoming cinnamon-rufous on the rump and tail. Underparts are uniformly cinnamon.
The small details which distinguish it from the Ruddy-tailed Flycatcher are its lack of rictal bristles, its dark grey, rather than pinkish, legs and its manakin looks with a larger eyes and slightly hunched posture.
It is distributed from eastern Peru along the central Amazon Basin to the Guianas. See the distribution map at Birdlife International. It is usually seen quite low in terra firme forest and seems especially associated with white sand forest.
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