The manakins are a clade (Pipridae) of unique small birds. The group contains some 60 species distributed through the American tropics. The name is from Middle Dutch mannekijn 'little man' (also the source of the different bird name mannikin for species of African and South Asian birds.
The genus
Tyranneutes comprise the smallest manakins, the genus Antilophila are believed to be the largest. They are compact stubby birds with short tails, broad and rounded wings, and big heads. The bill is short and has a wide gap. Most species are sexually dichromatic in their plymage; the males being mostly black with striking colors in patches, and in some species having long, decorative tail or crown feathers or erectile throat feathers.

Family Pipridae
Genus: Pipra
White-crowned Manakin, Pipra pipra
Crimson-hooded Manakin, Pipra aureola
Band-tailed Manakin, Pipra fasciicauda
Wire-tailed Manakin, Pipra filicauda
Golden-headed Manakin, Pipra erythrocephala
Red-capped Manakin, Pipra mentalis
Red-headed Manakin, Pipra rubrocapilla
Round-tailed Manakin, Pipra chloromeros
Scarlet-horned Manakin, Pipra cornuta
Genus: Lepidothrix
Blue-crowned Manakin, Lepidothrix coronata
Blue-rumped Manakin, Lepidothrix isidorei
Cerulean-capped Manakin, Lepidothrix coeruleocapilla
Snow-capped Manakin, Lepidothrix nattereri
Golden-crowned Manakin, Lepidothrix vilasboasi
Opal-crowned Manakin, Lepidothrix iris
Orange-bellied Manakin, Lepidothrix suavissima
White-fronted Manakin, Lepidothrix serena
Genus: Antilophia
Helmeted Manakin, Antilophia galeata
Araripe Manakin, Antilophia bokermanni
Genus: Chiroxiphia
Long-tailed Manakin, Chiroxiphia linearis
Lance-tailed Manakin, Chiroxiphia lanceolata
Blue-backed Manakin, Chiroxiphia pareola
Yungas Manakin, Chiroxiphia boliviana
Blue Manakin, Chiroxiphia caudata
Genus: Ilicura
Pin-tailed Manakin, Ilicura militaris
Genus: Masius
Golden-winged Manakin, Masius chrysopterus
Genus: Corapipo
White-bibbed Manakin, Corapipo leucorrhoa
White-ruffed Manakin, Corapipo altera
White-throated Manakin, Corapipo gutturalis
Genus: Manacus
White-collared Manakin, Manacus candei
Orange-collared Manakin, Manacus aurantiacus
Golden-collared Manakin, Manacus vitellinus
White-bearded Manakin, Manacus manacus
Genus: Machaeropterus
Fiery-capped Manakin, Machaeropterus pyrocephalus
Striped Manakin, Machaeropterus regulus
Eastern Striped Manakin, Machaeropterus (r.) regulus
Western Striped Manakin, Machaeropterus (regulus) striolatus
Club-winged Manakin, Machaeropterus deliciosus
Genus: Xenopipo
Black Manakin, Xenopipo atronitens
Jet Manakin, Xenopipo unicolor
Olive Manakin, Xenopipo uniformis
Green Manakin, Xenopipo holochlora
Lita Manakin, Xenopipo (holochlora) litae
Yellow-headed Manakin, Xenopipo flavicapilla
Genus: Heterocercus
Flame-crested Manakin, Heterocercus linteatus
Orange-crested Manakin, Heterocercus aurantiivertex
Yellow-crested Manakin, Heterocercus flavivertex
Genus: Neopelma
Saffron-crested Tyrant-Manakin, Neopelma chrysocephalum
Sulphur-bellied Tyrant-Manakin, Neopelma sulphureiventer
Pale-bellied Tyrant-Manakin, Neopelma pallescens
Wied's Tyrant-Manakin, Neopelma aurifrons
Serra do Mar Tyrant-Manakin, Neopelma chrysolophum
Genus: Tyranneutes
Dwarf Tyrant-Manakin, Tyranneutes stolzmanni
Tiny Tyrant-Manakin, Tyranneutes virescens
Genus: Piprites - placement in present family questionable.[5]
Black-capped Piprites, Piprites pileatus
Gray-headed Piprites, Piprites griseiceps
Wing-barred Piprites, Piprites chloris