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
Location: Foothills of Brazil's Araripe uplands
Diet: Mainly fruit