his charismatic species is distinctive due to the stiff, bristle-like feathers that protrude from the sides of the bird’s forehead. It belongs to a group commonly-known as the Tapaculos, found predominantly in South America. The Stresemann’s Bristlefront was first discovered in the 1830s, but then seemingly disappeared for over a century until a second specimen was located in 1945. It then eluded ornithologists for another 50 years until an individual was sighted in 1995. Only recently, in 2010, was a tiny population located in the north-east of the state of Bahia, Brazil.
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ED Score: 10.7373
EDGE Score: 5.23536