Araripe manakin

Antilophia bokermanni

SUBFAMILY

Piprinae

TAXONOMY

Antilophia bokermanni Coelho and Silva, 1998, Brazil. OTHER COMMON NAMES

English: Araripe's soldier; French: Manakin de Araripe; German: Helmpipra; Spanish: Bailarín de Araripe.

PHYSICAL CHARACTERISTICS

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.

DISTRIBUTION

Rare. Central Brazil, extremely limited range near Chapada do Araripe. Wet forest, altitude around 2,625 ft (800 m).

HABITAT

Wet forest at low elevations.

BEHAVIOR

Unknown to date.

Machaeropterus regulus | Resident

FEEDING ECOLOGY AND DIET

Probably takes small fruits and insects during quick, sallying flights as in other manakins.

REPRODUCTIVE BIOLOGY

Unknown.

CONSERVATION STATUS

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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