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White-collared Manakin

(Manacus candei)

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Female is a small olive, green bird with yellowish belly, orange legs, and small, black bill; male with black on wings and top of head; black band across back; white throat, chest, and upper back; olive, green rump; yellow belly; orange legs; small, black bill; to 11cm (4.25 in). (Saltarín Cuelliblanco).


Low elevation wet forest, Caribbean slope; found in trees and in low thicket sites in more open wooded habitats- forest edges, tree plantations, along watercourses.

Found in the following Parks:

Braulio Carrillo National Park.
Cahuita National Park.
Caño Negro National Wildlife Refuge.
La Selva Biological Reserve.
Tortuguero National Park.

If you want to read about Eco-Tourism, Ecology, Behavior, Breeding and more of Costa Ricas' Fauna, we recommend to buy the Travelers' Wildlife Guide of Costa Rica by Les Beletzky (or Belesky) with beautiful illustrations by Davis Dennis. This priceless guide is our constant companion, when we travel around Costa Rica, Panama and Nicaragua.
To buy the complete book visit Interlink Books

The team of Discovery Travel World wishes you the best of times in our little paradise called Costa Rica.

White-collared Manakin (Manacus candei), Costa Rica