The lance-tailed manakin (Chiroxiphia lanceolata) is a small passerine bird which breeds in tropical Central and South America. This manakin is a fairly common bird of dry and moist deciduous forests, but not rainforest. Males have black plumage with a blue back, a red crown and orange legs. Females and juveniles are olive-green with paler underparts. The male Lance-tailed Manakin has an interesting breeding display, unusual in that it is cooperative rather than competitive. Two males perch next to each other on a bare stick and jump up and down alternately, sometimes giving short flights. Groups of birds may perform together, with a different stick for each pair of displaying males.