Tyrant-manakin Neopelma pallescens
Brazilian name: Fruxu-do-cerradão
The Neopelma tyrant-manakins are rather dull-coloured "manakins" that look a bit like elaenia flycatchers. In fact they appear not to be true manakins but are more closely related to tyrant flycatchers.
Sick classifies the Pale-bellied Tyrant-manakin as a Brazilian endemic found in eastern Brazil from São Paulo to the mouth of the Amazon but Ridgely & Tudor include north east Bolivia in its range as does the distribution map by NatureServe .
|They inhabit deciduous and
gallery woodland as well as forest and
cerradão. Photos 3 and 4 were in a type of
cerrado in Carajás referred to as "canga". While
their diet consists mainly of insects some fruit is also
The males display on a low perch jumping a
few centimetres and sometimes turning round in mid-air before
landing again. It can produce a curious gong-like noise by
beating its wings together.
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