- Clements, J. F., T. S. Schulenberg, M. J. Iliff, D. Roberson, T. A. Fredericks, B. L. Sullivan, and C. L. Wood. 2014. The eBird/Clements checklist of birds of the world: Version 6.9. Downloaded from http://www.birds.cornell.edu/clementschecklist/download/
Habitat and Ecology
Molecular Biology and Genetics
Statistics of barcoding coverage: Chiroxiphia linearis
Public Records: 0
Specimens with Barcodes: 2
Species With Barcodes: 1
IUCN Red List Assessment
Red List Category
Red List Criteria
The male is mostly a rich black. This is contrasted by a bright red crown and legs. The back is bright blue. The two central tail feathers are narrow and greatly elongated. The female is olive green, paler below and on the chin and throat. Some females have a small amount of red in the crown.
It closely resembles the lance-tailed manakin (C. lanceolata), the blue-backed manakin (C. pareola), the swallow-tailed manakin (C. caudata), and the Yungas manakin (C. boliviana), which all have the same red crown and blue back. There is, however, no overlap in range with these four species.
The manakin species are very interesting in their family life. Long-tailed manakin males form a long-term partnership duo or trio. Together they sing in synchrony and, for any female who is attracted by their singing, perform a complex coordinated courtship dance. If she mates, only the alpha male inseminates her. Among many displaying male partnerships in a locality (a dispersed lek), only one or a very few males may account for the vast majority of matings in a given breeding season. As in other lekking species, the female then builds the nest and raises the young without involvement by males.
- BirdLife International (2012). "Chiroxiphia linearis". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2013.2. International Union for Conservation of Nature. Retrieved 26 November 2013.
- Kanaski, Alina; Stuligross, Clara; Pareja, Jose; Tori, Wendy (2012). "Long-tailed Manakin (Chiroxiphia linearis)". In Schulenberg, T.S. Neotropical Birds Online. Ithaca: Cornell Lab of Ornithology. Retrieved 14 August 2014.
- McDonald, David B. (2000). "Cooperation Between Male Long-tailed Manakins". In Nadkarni, Nalini M.; Wheelwright, Nathaniel T. Monteverde: Ecology And Conservation Of A Tropical Cloud Forest. Oxford; New York: Oxford University Press. pp. 204–205. ISBN 978-0-19-509560-9.