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manakin

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Pronunciation: /ˈmanəkɪn
 
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Definition of manakin in English:

noun

A small brightly coloured tropical American bird with a large head and small bill.
  • Family Pipridae (or Cotingidae, Tyrannidae): several genera and many species
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.

Origin

early 17th century: variant of manikin.

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