ARARIPE MANAKIN (Antilophia bokermanni)

ARARIPE MANAKIN (Antilophia bokermanni)
ARARIPE MANAKIN (Antilophia bokermanni)

Description: With its white body, jet-black wing and tail feathers, and a red stripe down the back of its head and neck, the Araripe manakin is a strikingly beautiful bird. It was only described in 1998, and is still only known from one location in Brazil. Despite being critically endangered, development of a recreational park threatens the remainder of the Araripe's forest home.

IUCN Status: Critically Endangered

Major Threat: Development of recreational facilities

Habitat: ddd

Location: Foothills of Brazil's Araripe uplands

Diet: Mainly fruit