Antilophia bokermanni Coelho and Silva, 1998, Brazil. OTHER COMMON NAMES
English: Araripe's soldier; French: Manakin de Araripe; German: Helmpipra; Spanish: Bailarín de Araripe.
Sexes differ. Length is approximately 5.7 in (14.5 cm) in both sexes. The male is mostly white with a red upstanding frontal crest, crown, nape, and mid-back. The female is olive, with a visibly upstanding frontal crest.
Rare. Central Brazil, extremely limited range near Chapada do Araripe. Wet forest, altitude around 2,625 ft (800 m).
Wet forest at low elevations.
Unknown to date.
Machaeropterus regulus | Resident
FEEDING ECOLOGY AND DIET
Probably takes small fruits and insects during quick, sallying flights as in other manakins.
This newly discovered (1998) species is categorized as Critically Endangered. Its known population and home range are both extremely small, and its habitat is under pressure from land developers.
SIGNIFICANCE TO HUMANS None known. ♦
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