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Rupicola peruvianus (Andean cock-of-the-rock / Gallito de las rocas) | by PriscillaBurcher
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Rupicola peruvianus (Andean cock-of-the-rock / Gallito de las rocas)

Jardín, Antioquia, Colombia

 

The spectacularly bizarre Andean Cock-of-the-rock is perhaps the most popularly recognized bird of the cloud forests of the Andes Mountains.

 

Distributed from Venezuela to Bolivia in the Andes, this species is readily identified by its fan-shaped crest and brilliant orange plumage. Males spend much of their time displaying at leks, where they jump up and down on particular branches and utter low, guttural croaks. The name is derived from their preference for rocks and ledges as substrates for their mud cup nests.

 

neotropical.birds.cornell.edu/Species-Account/nb/species/...

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Taken on February 27, 2018