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The critically endangered Araripe Manakin (male pictured here) was discovered in 1996 and is one of the world’s most striking songbirds. It inhabits an extremely small range in northeast Brazil on the slopes of the arid Araripe Plateau. Less than 1000 individuals remain in 11 square miles of fragmented, second-growth gallery forest surrounding spring-fed streams where they nest. Despite their limited range and numbers there is real hope for this bird and the Brazilian NGO Aquasis, with...