A colourful manakin bird perched on a branch in the rainforest

Wire-tailed manakin

Wire-tailed manakins live in the rainforests of Central and South America. The males gather on display grounds to strut their stuff for the females. Each male has his own private dancing perch upon which he performs.

Scientific name: Pipra filicauda

Rank: Species

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Map showing the distribution of the Wire-tailed manakin taxa

Species range provided by WWF's Wildfinder.

The Wire-tailed manakin can be found in a number of locations including: Amazon Rainforest, South America. Find out more about these places and what else lives there.


The following habitats are found across the Wire-tailed manakin distribution range. Find out more about these environments, what it takes to live there and what else inhabits them.

Additional data source: Animal Diversity Web

Conservation Status

Least Concern

  1. EX - Extinct
  2. EW
  3. CR - Threatened
  4. EN - Threatened
  5. VU - Threatened
  6. NT
  7. LC - Least concern

Year assessed: 2009

Classified by: IUCN 3.1


  1. Life
  2. Animals
  3. Vertebrates
  4. Birds
  5. Perching birds
  6. Manakins
  7. Pipra
  8. Wire-tailed manakin