pipra definition

  • noun:
    • Any member of the bird genus Pipra; a manakin.
    • Anyone of various types of little clamatorial wild birds owned by Pipra and allied genera, of the family members Pipridæ. The male is generally glossy black, varied with scarlet, yellow, or sky blue. They chiefly inhabit South Usa.
    • A Linnean genus of wild birds, formerly including numerous heterogeneous species, today restricted to specific manikins, and made style of the family Pipridæ.
    • [lowercase] A species with this or some related genus; a manikin. See cut under Manacus.
    • kind genus for the Pipridae containing the standard manakins

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