this bird, despite its diminutive size, is very stunning, with a bright red forehead and a prominent stripe of the same color on its back.
The broken-tailed grasshopper, also known as Ilicura militaris, is only 12.5 cm (4.9 in) long but exhibits distinctive features, especially in adult males. these individuals have enhanced coloration and a bright red front crown and rump. their underparts show a continuous white breast extending from the rump, flowing behind the bill and down to the throat, and their wings are black with bright green secondary feathers. They have fascinating yellow-orange eyes, dark brown legs, and forked tails, which complete their remarkable appearance.
The east coast of Brazil is the exclusive place where this species is found, since it is endemic to this region.
the broken-tailed manakin is found in the humid Atlantic Forest, which extends from Bahia to Rio Grande Do Sul.
The broken-tailed manakin is thought to be primarily a frugivorous bird, but has been recorded consuming small amounts of insects from time to time.
the male creates a 20–30 meter display area, or lek, during the breeding season, where he puts on a show for any mates. A mating perch located within the lek is between 3.3 and 20 meters above the ground. His repeated calls to “see” attract the female to the leg. Once a female is present, the male will lure her into her mating position and jump up and down on her, occasionally making a clicking noise as he does so. When he lands in front of her, he will fluff up her bright red bottom and lower her chin.
This specification has a very wide range and therefore does not approach the thresholds for weight under the range size criteria, therefore the specification is assessed as Least Proficient on the IUCN Red List, although It is threatened by deforestation.