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Golden-collared Manakin

Golden-collared Manakin
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Copyright: Mario Olteanu (Mariol) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 160 W: 15 N: 1654] (8221)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2014-08-06
Categories: Birds
Camera: Canon EOS 1D Mark IV, Canon EF 300mm f/2.8 L IS USM+1.4X Canon
Exposure: f/4, 1/100 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2014-08-10 15:22
Viewed: 2519
Points: 6
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
From my recent vacation in Panama.
Soberenia National Park - Pipeline Road

A species that I was trying to photograph for a long time.

The golden-collared manakin (Manacus vitellinus) is a species of bird in the Pipridae family.

Males of the Golden-collared Manakin (Manacus vitellinus) perform elaborate courtship displays that are among the most spectacular in the animal kingdom. During an extended breeding season, male manakins aggregate in leks, where each male clears a small court on the forest floor to perform his displays. These behaviours are driven by sexual selection, which is particularly intense in lekking species in which females choose their mate mainly on the basis of behavioural and morphological features.

Males are very distinctive birds, a mixture of principally yellow and black feathering, while the drab females are largely green, enabling them to blend into the forest, which is important to minimize the risk of detection when incubating eggs or young. This manakin is principally found in mature secondary woodland and at forest borders, as well as in clearings that are regenerating. Leks are often sited near an opening, for instance a streambed. Despite much recent interest in the ecology and behavior, especially social hierarchies, of manakins, the most detailed and wide-ranging study of the Golden-collared Manakin was conducted in Panama as long ago as the 1930s.

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Hello Mario,
By far the best photo of this species I've ever seen. SPLENDID!

Beautiful picture!

Hello Mario!
Amazing bird and interesting to see a yellow goatee projecting from under its beak. Perfect choice of POV, beautiful colors and a lovely background. Thanks for sharing this beautiful composition,
Best Regards,

Gracias, Mario, por compartir esta rara especie. Me alegro que finalmente la hayas podido capturar... Yo sť lo que es perseguir algunos "Yetis", ja ja ja!!! :)

HernŠn Bortondello

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