Golden-crowned manakin: First known hybrid bird species

-Researchers have discovered first known hybrid bird species in Amazon rain forests of Brazil. Known as Golden Crowned manakin, has yellow crown over green body.

-This bird is hybrid of two bird species, namely; opal-crowned and snow-capped manakins.

-This bird was discovered in 1957 but wasn’t seen again till 2002.

-Although hybrid plant species are very common but vertebrates hybrid species are rare.

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