|The adult male Long-taile Manakin is jet-black with a baby-blue back and crimson-red head. Two long tail-covert feathers stream behind the bird. Photo Pier-Oliver Beaudrault.|
Juveniles and females are even more difficult to sight, because the base color is olive green. Once the bird is sighted, the legs are often the diagnostic feature, because of the angle of view and limited light where the bird is perched.
|An immature male Long-tailed Manakin is just beginning to show blue on the back. Photo Joe Taylor.|
|A male Long-tailed Manakin captured in a mist net. This is among the most commonly captured bird species in Laguna de Apoyo Nature Reserve. Photo Lukas Betthaueser.|
|A female Long-tailed Manakin. Photo Joe Taylor.|
|An adult male Long-tailed Manakin has lent a few minutes of his time to our scientists for study. Photo Pier-Oliver Beaudrault.|
|Two male Long-tailed Manakins in a courtship ritual. Photo Jesse Bickley and Anna James.|