Name That Animal

I hope no one minds if we just play a Name That Animal today.  I need a tiny, dashing bird in my life today. Oh look!

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As a reminder – this is just for fun. The only rule is no researching. Post your guesses in the comments. Reading other people’s answers before posting your own is something you might come to regret later in life optional. Answer will be posted in the comments tonight.

8 thoughts on “Name That Animal

  1. I don’t know but I love the photo – Love to and grateful for YesBiscuit! (for many years now.) And to all those like-minded here.

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  2. ANSWER TIME

    This charming little bird is an Araripe manakin. From Wiki:

    The Araripe manakin (Antilophia bokermanni) is a critically endangered bird from the family of manakins (Pipridae). It was discovered in 1996 and scientifically described in 1998.
    […]
    This species is endemic to the Chapada do Araripe (Araripe uplands) in the Brazilian state of Ceará in the north eastern region of the country. It is only fifty kilometres long and one kilometre wide and the typical habitat apparently is a consequence of the soils formed from the Early Cretaceous Santana Formation limestone. The pure breeding range has a size of only 1 km² and lies in a theme park.
    […]
    In 2000 a theme park with swimming pools and asphalted roads was built at the type locality Nascente do Farias and the largest part of its original habitat became destroyed. The cleared trees were replaced by banana plantations.

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