Andean Cock-of-the-Rock

  • ANDEAN COCK-OF-THE-ROCK

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Scientific Name Rupicola peruvianus

Description

The Andean cock-of-the-rock (Rupicola peruvianus), also known as tunki, is a large passerine bird of the cotinga family native to Andean cloud forests in South America. It is widely regarded as the national bird of Peru. It has four subspecies and its closest relative is the Guianan cock-of-the-rock.

Fun Facts

  • Throughout the year males practice an elaborate dance which is performed to attract females.
  • They live at altitudes between 485 and 2,440 m (1,590 – 8,000 ft.

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