April 20, 2016 – Crested Satinbird, Antenna Satinbird, Crested Cnemophilus or Sickle Crested Bird-Of-Paradise (Cnemophilus macgregorii)

Found in the mountains of Papua New Guinea, these birds were previously classified in the bird-of-paradise family until DNA evidence proved they were not closely related. They were also thought to be related to bowerbirds, but now their closest relatives are thought to be cuckoo-shrikes. Their diet is made up mostly of fruits, which they tend to swallow whole. Though they are currently classified as a species of Least Concern by the IUCN, their population size is unknown and recent research has found that their range is shifting to higher elevations due to climate change.

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