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Antilophia galeata (Helmeted Manakin)

Wikipedia Abstract

The helmeted manakin (Antilophia galeata) is a small species of bird in the Pipridae family, the manakins. It is found in the cerrado and pantanal of Brazil; also northeast Paraguay, and a border region of northeast Bolivia. Unlike most other manakins, it does not occur in regions with humid primary forest (e.g., the Amazon), but is found in various types of forest and woodland in semi-humid or fairly arid regions, but commonly near water. Until 1998 when the far rarer Araripe manakin was described, the helmeted manakin was the only member of the genus Antilophia.
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EDGE Analysis

Uniqueness Scale: Similiar (0) 
 Unique (100)
Uniqueness & Vulnerability Scale: Similiar & Secure (0) 
 Unique & Vulnerable (100)
ED Score: 4.12536
EDGE Score: 1.6342


Adult Weight [1]  22 grams
Diet [2]  Carnivore (Invertebrates), Frugivore
Diet - Fruit [2]  60 %
Diet - Invertibrates [2]  40 %
Forages - Mid-High [2]  50 %
Forages - Understory [2]  50 %
Clutch Size [3]  2


Name Countries Ecozone Biome Species Report Climate Land
Cerrado Brazil, Bolivia, Paraguay Neotropic Tropical and Subtropical Grasslands, Savannas, and Shrublands
Mato Grosso seasonal forests Brazil Neotropic Tropical and Subtropical Moist Broadleaf Forests
Pantanal Brazil, Bolivia, Paraguay Neotropic Flooded Grasslands and Savannas

Protected Areas

Name IUCN Category Area acres Location Species Website Climate Land Use
Bosque Mbaracayú Biosphere Reserve V 691895 Paraguay  
Cerro Corá National Park II 31326 Paraguay  
Noel Kempff Mercado National Park II 4006523 Bolivia  
Reserve de Biosphere Cerrado Biosphere Reserve II 1812 Parana, Brazil  
Serra da Canastra National Park II 491304 Minas Gerais, Brazil  

Important Bird Areas

BirdLife Species Factsheet: View Factsheet
Name Location  IBA Criteria   Website   Climate   Land Use 
Alto Rio Juruena Brazil A1
Bosque Mbaracayú Paraguay A1, A2, A3
Cerrados ao Sul de Brasília Brazil A1, A2
Estação Ecológica de Águas Emendadas Brazil A1
Estação Ecológica de Uruçuí-Una Brazil A1
Estação Ecológica Serra das Araras Brazil A1, A3
Interflúvio dos Rios Tocantins e Paranã Brazil A1
Itirapina Brazil A1
Jalapão Brazil A1, A3
Lizarda Brazil A1
Matas Ciliares do Rio do Coco e Afluentes Brazil A1, A2, A3
Nascentes do Rio Parnaíba Brazil A1
Noel Kempff Mercado Bolivia A1, A2, A3
Parque Nacional da Chapada dos Guimarães e Adjacências Brazil A1
Parque Nacional da Chapada dos Veadeiros e Adjacências Brazil A1, A3
Parque Nacional da Serra da Bodoquena e Entorno Brazil A1, A3
Parque Nacional das Emas Brazil A1, A3
Parque Nacional de Brasília Brazil A1, A2
Reserva Particular do Patrimônio Natural SESC Pantanal e Entorno Brazil A1
Rios Negro e Aquidauana Brazil A1, A3
Serra da Canastra Brazil A1, A2, A3
Serra do Cipó Brazil A1, A2, A3
Terra Ronca Brazil A1, A2, A3
Vale do Rio Palmeiras Brazil A1, A2
Ypané Medio Paraguay A1, A3

Biodiversity Hotspots

Name Location Endemic Species Website
Cerrado Brazil No

Prey / Diet

Amaioua guianensis[4]
Cecropia pachystachya (Ambay pumpwood)[4]
Guarea macrophylla[4]
Guatteria sellowiana[4]
Lacistema hasslerianum (Chodat)[5]
Miconia cuspidata[4]
Ouratea castaneifolia[4]
Phytolacca dodecandra (pokeweed)[4]
Piper tectonifolium[4]
Psittacanthus robustus[6]

Prey / Diet Overlap

Competing SpeciesCommon Prey Count
Aburria jacutinga (Black-fronted piping guan)1
Augastes scutatus (Hyacinth Visorbearer)1
Brotogeris chiriri (Yellow-chevroned Parakeet)1
Caluromys lanatus (Brown-eared Woolly Opossum)1
Coereba flaveola (Bananaquit)1
Cyanocorax cristatellus (Curl-crested Jay)1
Monodelphis sorex (Southern Red-sided Opossum)1
Myiopsitta monachus (Monk Parakeet)1
Nandayus nenday (Nanday Parakeet)1
Pyrrhura leucotis (White-eared Parakeet)1
Pyrrhura molinae (Green-cheeked Parakeet)1
Saltator similis (Green-winged Saltator)1
Schistochlamys ruficapillus (Cinnamon Tanager)1
Selenidera maculirostris (Spot-billed Toucanet)1
Thraupis sayaca (Sayaca Tanager)1

Institutions (Zoos, etc.)

Institution Infraspecies / Breed 
Fundacao Parque Zoologico de Sao Paulo
Fundacao Zoo-Botan. de Belo Horizonte

Range Map



Attributes / relations provided by
1del Hoyo, J., Elliott, A., Sargatal, J., Christie, D.A. & de Juana, E. (eds.). Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive. Lynx Edicions, Barcelona.
2Hamish Wilman, Jonathan Belmaker, Jennifer Simpson, Carolina de la Rosa, Marcelo M. Rivadeneira, and Walter Jetz. 2014. EltonTraits 1.0: Species-level foraging attributes of the world's birds and mammals. Ecology 95:2027
3Jetz W, Sekercioglu CH, Böhning-Gaese K (2008) The Worldwide Variation in Avian Clutch Size across Species and Space PLoS Biol 6(12): e303. doi:10.1371/journal.pbio.0060303
4Foraging Behavior and Diet of the Helmeted Manakin, Miguel Ângelo Marini, The Condor 94:151-158
5Frugivory in Lacistema hasslerianum Chodat (Lacistemaceae), a gallery forest understory treelet in Central Brazil, Melo, C. and Oliveira, PE., Braz. J. Biol., 69(1): 201-207, 2009
6Bird frugivory on Struthanthus concinnus (Loranthaceae) in Southeastern Brazil, Tadeu J. Guerra and Miguel Ângelo Marini, Ararajuba 10 (2): 187-192 (2002)
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