The Pin-tailed Manakin is distributed in south-east Brazil from Bahia to Santa Catarina. Boa Nova, where photos 1 to 3 were taken is probably the northern limit. It is a Brazilian endemic and is found in Atlantic Rain Forest and secondary woodland.
|The male has a red forehead and red lower back while the rest of the upperparts are black with some olive on the wings. The central feathers on the tail are elongated and give a pointed look. The iris is orange. The female, seen here in photo 4 is olive above with a grey face and paler underparts. It also has an orange iris.|
|The male displays are
solitary but within hearing distance of other males.
It eats fruit and insects.
There are recordings and a distribution map on xeno-canto and additional information is available via Avibase.
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