Here is manakin no. 4 I managed to 'shoot': the Golden-headed Manakin.
I guess he was a little bit off track as I spotted this one near the lodge in the afternoon. It is known that manakins are in general a bit shy to come out in the open, they rather stay inside the dense vegetation.
As this Golden-headed Manakin (Ceratopipra erythrocephala) was still thinking about his next plan, I fully took advantage of this (un)fortunate situation as I didn't had any pics of this little bird before.
Quite visible are his yellow-orange head and his white eyes. Right on his back you can see a thin red line. I have seen the Golden-headed Manakin on different occasions inside the forest on eye level, but wasn't successful in taking a clear shot.
Just like the other manakins, the Golden-headed Manakin likes to look for berries, fruit or insects. They also like to forage on eye level/low level.
Several times I have seen the Golden-headed Manakin alone, but it is known that they also like to travel in pairs or in a small group.
After several shots he finally decided to go back inside the forest, which was just around the corner.
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