The Helmeted Manakin is found in gallery forest from central Brazil to northeastern Bolivia and Paraguay. The male Helmeted Manakin is a striking bird: the plumage is almost entirely black, except for a bright red upper back, crown, and "helmet" (an erect tuft of feathers on the forecrown). The female is much less distinctive, being olive above and slightly paler olive below, but she also has a small frontal crest, and like the male is relatively long-tailed. [Source: http://neotropical.birds.cornell.edu/portal/species/overview?p_p_spp=502796]

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