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manakin

[man-uh-kin] /ˈmæn ə kɪn/
noun
1.
any of several small, songless passerine birds of the family Pipridae, of the warmer parts of the Americas, usually having brilliantly colored plumage.
Origin
variant of manikin
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British Dictionary definitions for man-akin

manakin

/ˈmænəkɪn/
noun
1.
any small South American passerine bird of the family Pipridae, having a colourful plumage, short bill, and elaborate courtship behaviour
2.
a variant of manikin
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Encyclopedia Article for man-akin

manakin

the common name given to about 50 to 60 species of small, stubby, generally short-tailed birds abundant in American tropical forests. Manakins are short-billed birds that range in size from 8.5 to 16 cm (3.5 to 6.5 inches) long and weigh a mere 10-40 grams (0.35-1.4 ounces). Females and immature males are typically coloured in drab greens and browns, but adult males are often black with splashes of bright plumage ranging from cerulean blue to fiery red to egg-yolk yellow.

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