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Andean Cock-of-the-rock (Rupicola peruvianus). | by Marie-Ann D'Aloia
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Andean Cock-of-the-rock (Rupicola peruvianus).

What a memorable and spectacular experience it was trying to capture an image of this bird! The spectacularly bizarre Andean Cock-of-the-rock is perhaps the most popularly recognized bird of the cloud forests of the Andes Mountains. Males spend much of their time displaying at leks, where they jump up and down on particular branches and utter low, guttural croaks.

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Taken on September 27, 2019