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Sided orange and black Rupicola peruvianus upclose getting hit by the sunlight
rupicola peruvianus
Rupicola peruvianus (Andean Cock-of-The-Rock)

The Andean cock-of-the-rock is a visually striking bird, renowned for its vibrant plumage and distinctive behavior. It is native to the Andean cloud forests in South America. The species is typically residing in montane areas at elevations ranging from 1,600 to 7,900 feet and is generally shy and inconspicuous. The Andean cock-of-the-rock exhibits marked sexual dimorphism. The male, known for its large disk-like crest and bright scarlet or brilliant orange plumage, is significantly more colorful than the female, who is darker and browner with a less prominent crest. The males engage in elaborate display rituals to attract females, particularly during the breeding season. These displays involve showing off their colorful plumage, bobbing, hopping, and making a variety of calls. The species is polygamous, and after mating, the female is solely responsible for nest building, incubation, and rearing the young.
The diet of the Andean cock-of-the-rock mainly consists of fruit, supplemented by insects, amphibians, reptiles, and smaller mice. The Andean cock-of-the-rock is currently evaluated as "Least Concern" on the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species.

Orange and black Rupicola peruvianus upclose getting hit by the sunlight
Tuscan-orange and pecan-colored Rupicola rupicola
White eye and brown rust color flowers
Hen perched on a branch
Perched on a tree branch
Light orange colored Rupicola with black wings
Bright orange with black feathers
Orange top and black bottom bird

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