male; red cap; blue back; two lanced spikes on tail (Panama; 2008-06-25)

Lance-tailed Manakin
Chiroxiphia lanceolata

Native Range: Latin America

Notes: another lekking species; on the lek, two males often perch side by side on a long branch, occasionally jumping up and down in alternation; inhabits thick scrub and lower growth of dry lowland forests, where it can be quite difficult to see despite its striking plumage.

male about to be banded (Panama; 2008-06-25)

mostly black plumage; note the pale orange legs (Panama; 2008-06-25)