IUCN threat status:

Vulnerable (VU)


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Range Description

Lepidothrix vilasboasi was known until recently only from the type-locality at the headwaters of the rio Cururu, a right-bank tributary of the rio Tapajs, in the Serra do Cachimbo, south-west Par, Brazil, where five specimens were taken in 1957. In 2002, a male was observed and mist-netted on the west bank of the rio Jamanxim, near Novo Progresso, c.200 km north-east of the type-locality (Olmos and Pacheco 2003), but this site has now been logged (A. Lees in litt. 2007, 2011). In 2006, two exploded leks were found in selectively logged forest 20 km from the 2002 site, and it has now also been found at two further localities on the far side of the rio Jamanxim (A. Lees in litt. 2007, 2011). It has been suggested that the species ranges between the rios Tapajs and Jamanxim, and that the southern limit of its range lies along the north edge of the Serra do Cachimbo (Olmos and Pacheco 2003), but surveys in the Serra do Cachimbo have so far only found Snow-capped Manakin L. nattereri (F. Olmos in litt. 2007). There is no evidence to suggest that it occurs sympatrically with Opal-crowned Manakin L. iris or L. nattereri (M. Cohn-Haft in litt. 1999, Olmos and Pacheco 2003).


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