Genus Calyptura


Kinglet Calyptura - It is endemic to Atlantic forest in south-eastern Brazil. For a long time this species was feared to be extinct, as it went unrecorded during the 20th century until two birds were observed in Serra dos Órgãos on several days in October 1996. Since these sighting, there have not been any confirmed records, although at least one recent - but unconfirmed - record exists from near Ubatuba. Consequently, it is considered critically endangered by BirdLife International.

Order : Passeriformes
Family : Cotingidae
Genus : Calyptura