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Manacus aurantiacus - Krystal Smith


Name and surname:
Krystal Smith

Country:
United States of America

Web:
http://www.krystalsmithart.com/

Social Media:
http://stoopidanchovy.tumblr.com/

Title:
Manacus aurantiacus

Species/Element:
Manacus aurantiacus, Anacardium occidentale

Description:
This is an illustration of the orange-collared manakin species (Manacus aurantiacus) on a cashew tree (Anacardium occidentale). An adult male, adult female, and immature male are each depicted in the illustration. This species comes from a clade of birds called "manakin birds" which are well known for the males' elaborate mating rituals which often involves a detailed dancing routine. The males are also well known for their colorful plumage. Often their plumage is black with a vibrant accent color. The females are usually a dull olive green color. The entire clade is located in Central and South America. Manacus aurantiacus is located in the lowlands and foothills of the pacific slope. The Manacus genus usually display in leks. The orange-collared manakin, in particular, displays by leaping from various branches and creating noises with their wings which have evolved to specifically make sounds when the bird snaps them. The Manacus genus is also known for having "bearded" males. The males will erect their beards while displaying.

Category:
Manual

Technique:
Watercolor

Year:
2016

As the author of illustration I have given permission and consent to be loaded in Wikimedia Commons with Creative Commons Attribution Share Alike 3.0.
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