I have always been fascinated by hawks and eagles, probably because they have been prominent where I live so I have been able to enjoy many birds of prey. I don’t think I paid much attention to the smaller birds that we have here. It was probably about six months ago when my husband asked how many pictures of birds had CarolDM taken. I, of course, was clueless. He took few hours and tried to go through virily and count them. I think he truly enjoyed it. He added a bird bath to the back yard. However, magpies just don’t like to share space with other birds.
The bird that is pictured is listed on the critically endangered list. The estimate is there are less than 1000 living in the wild. The name of the bird is Araripe manakin.
I truly appreciate the new and different perspectives and observations I find here.