Birds of Colombia

    PASSERIFORMES: Cotingidae (Cotingas)  
Genus: Rupicola (2 species, 2 worldwide)


Andean Cock-of-the-rock
Andean Cock-of-the-rock (Rupicola peruvianus sanguinolentus) Male
Jardin, Antioquia, Colombia  
   

Andean Cock-of-the-rock
Andean Cock-of-the-rock (Rupicola peruvianus) Female
 
   

Most commonly seen at 'leks' where males gather awaiting a female. Leks are active in early morning hours, are become very noisy when a female arrives.

Guianan Cock-of-the-rock
Guianan Cock-of-the-rock (Rupicola rupicola) Male
Amazonas, Brazil  
   
Photograph by João Sérgio Barros F. de Souza   © All Rights Reserved.

A cotinga, which are often found at trees with berries and small fruit. But better if you know the location of a lek (where males gather to wait for a female)


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