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Long-tailed Manakin (Chiroxiphia linearis) Pair

Posted on Jan 29, 2015

We have showed you the exquisite male previously but here we have both the Long-tailed Manakin (Chiroxiphia linearis) male and a lovely female by RTPI Affiliate Sean Graesser. He notes that you can see the interesting sexual dimorphism Manakins have. Most species congregate in a lek, where the males perform a dance for the female, after which she makes the nest and raises the chicks. Photographed for the Meet Your Neighbours global biodiversity project in Costa Rica.

The Long-tailed Manakin (Chiroxiphia linearis) male and female