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  • proper noun A taxonomic genus within the family Cotingidae.


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  • A male Andean cock-of-the-rock (Rupicola peruviana) displays in the cloud forest to attract a nearby female.

    Biological diversity in the Tropical Andes 2009

  • The cloud forest supports a wide diversity of fauna with such notable species as turkey vulture Cathartes aura, Andean guan Penelope montagnii, scarlet-fronted parakeet Aratinga wagleri, lyre-tailed nightjar Uropsalis lyra, marvellous spatuletail Loddigesia mirabilis (VU), cock-of-the-rock Rupicola peruviana, carbonated flower-piercer Diglossa carbonaria and hepatic tanager Piranga flava (Mittermeier, de Macedo and Luscombe, 1975).

    Rio Abiseo National Park, Peru 2008

  • The CSNR is known to contain more than 400 of Suriname's known bird species, including Scarlet, Red-and-Green and Blue-and-Gold Macaws, (Ara macao, Ara chloroptera, Ara ararauna); Great Tinamou (Tinamus major), Black Curassow (Crax alector) the Guianan Cock-of-the-Rock (Rupicola rupicola) and the Harpy Eagle.

    Central Suriname Nature Reserve, Suriname 2008

  • The northern section of the CSNR is known globally as one of the best places to see Red and Green Macaws (Ara chloroptera) and the Guianan Cock-of-the-Rock (Rupicola rupicola).

    Central Suriname Nature Reserve, Suriname 2008

  • Notable other species include condor Vultur gryphus, seen particularly around the mountain area of Altar, Cubillin and Quilimas, cock of the rock Rupicola peruviana ecuatorialis, in substantial populations in inaccessible upper forest areas of the eastern Andean slopes, giant humming bird Patagona gigas, torrent duck Marganetta armata, king vulture Sarcoramphus papa and swallow-tailed kite Elanoides porficatus.

    Sangay National Park, Ecuador 2008

  • This ecoregion has at least four species of endemic birds like the Gallito de las rocas (Rupicola peruviana) and endemic species of butterflies of the genera Dismopha, Callithea, Paridos, Morpho.

    Peruvian Yungas 2008

  • Avian richness and diversity are high, and shares affinites with the Guyana Highlands and northern Andes (cock of the rock Rupicola rupicola) as well as the Amazonian lowlands (hoatzin Opisthocomus hoazin).

    Guianan moist forests 2007

  • A striking example is the Rupicola, or cock of-the-rock, of tropical South America.

    The Naturalist in La Plata 1881

  • But it is a fact, at least exceptional to this theory, that the "Cock of the Rock" (Rupicola) on the western side of the Andes (Esmeraldas) is of a richer, deeper color than the same species on the eastern slope (Napo).

    The Andes and the Amazon Across the Continent of South America James Orton 1853

  • Notable among the endangered species are the mono choro cola amarilla (Lagotryx flavicauda), jaguar (Panthera onca), tigrillo (Leopardus pardallis), oso de anteojos (Tremarctos ornatus), nutria (Lutra longicaudis), gato silvestre (Oncifelis colocolo), gallito de las rocas (Rupicola peruviana) and quina (Cinchona sp.)

    Peruvian Yungas 2008


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