Striking black bird with cerulean back and red cap. Short tail with long spiky central feathers. Female confusing olive-green. Small size, plump shape, orange legs, and short tail help identify as a manakin; look for protruding central tail feathers. Nearly identical to Long-tailed Manakin but no range overlap. Usually found singly but several individuals can gather at fruiting trees or leks. Found in forests and second growth, usually below the canopy.