Definition of manakin in English:


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Pronunciation: /ˈmanəkɪn


A small brightly coloured tropical American bird with a large head and small bill.
  • Family Pipridae (or Cotingidae, Tyrannidae): several genera and many species
More example sentences
  • Male golden-collared manakins clear leaf litter from the ground to form courts, which they then use as arenas for intense courtship displays.
  • The film captures monkeys in the Nariva wetlands, golden tree frogs housed in bromeliad plants and blue-backed manakins in Tobago.
  • Restricted foraging time due to inclement weather and the resultant decrease in food intake is believed to influence hypothermia in manakins and may induce torpor in hummingbirds.


early 17th century: variant of manikin.

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