ETYM Cf. French and German manakin; prob. the native name.
Any of numerous small bright-colored birds of Central and South America having short bills and elaborate courtship behavior.
Small brightly-colored S American bird; manikin.
Any bird of the order Passeriformes, family Pipridae, found in South and Central America, about 15 cm/6 in long and often brightly colored. They feed on berries and other small fruits. The males of the genus Manacus clear a patch of the forest floor with a small tree as a display perch.