Almost Extinct Brazilian Bird Observed in Nest for the First Time

Two Brazilian researchers doing some recreational bird-watching have made an amazing discovery: the first nest ever found for the critically endangered Stresemann’s bristlefront (Merulaxis stresemanni). One of the world’s rarest birds, the bristlefront has an estimated population of just 15 individuals, all at the 600-hectare Mata do Passarinho Reserve run by Fundação Biodiversitas in the state of Bahia.

Your own chances of ever seeing the Stresemann’s bristlefront are slim to none, but check out this one-minute video shot by Ciro Albano of NE Brazil Birding:

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