The red-capped manakin (Ceratopipra mentalis) is known for its amazing moon walk. When looking for a mate, the male red-capped manakin snaps his wings and dances on a branch to catch a female's eye. The name is from Middle Dutch mannekijn "little man". The manakins are a clade (Pipridae) of unique small suboscine passerine birds. The group contains some 60 species distributed through the American tropics. A species in the Pipridae family, it is found in Belize, Colombia, Costa Rica, Ecuador, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico, Nicaragua, Peru and Panama. Its natural habitat is subtropical or tropical moist lowland forests. The Red-capped Manakin inhabits humid evergreen and semideciduous forests, as well as tall second growth and even thickets, occasionally visiting forest borders, clearings, and even scrubby areas, especially to forage at fruiting trees.