A blue-crowned manakin
The family Pipridae includes the blue-crowned manakin (Lepidothrix coronata), a type of bird.
Males of this species typically weigh between 8.5 and 9.5 grams and have a brilliant blue head, black, or green plumage on their bodies, with green being the preferred color for some subspecies.
Although there is no known relationship between subspecies and plumage color.
Average female weight is 9.8 g, with maximum female weights of 11.5 g and minimum female weights of 8.5 g.
Typically, they are green. This species can be found from Costa Rica to Peru, Bolivia, and northwest Brazil.
The blue-crowned manakin frequents mature second-growth forests in addition to the understory of tropical rainforests.
From sea level to 1,400 m above sea level, they can be found.
They are a frugivorous species of bird that primarily eats berries and small fruits.
Between February and June is when blue-crowned manakins breed.
Males gather in groups and put up a crude performance to entice females, but they have no further involvement in reproduction after mating.
The nest, which is a little cup-shaped structure made of fine fibers and covered with leaves and moss, is built by the female.
It is positioned up to two meters above the ground at the fork of a horizontal branch.
The female lays two reddish-brown spotted white eggs, which she then independently incubates for 18–19 days.
The chicks fledge after around 15 days. This species, which is regarded as common, has a vast breeding range.