Definitions

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. Any of several South American passerine birds, of the genus Rupicola, having bright plumage and a fan-shaped crest on the head

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A genus of beautiful South American passerine birds, including the cock of the rock.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A genus of Cotingid√¶ or of Piprid√¶, founded by Brisson in 1760, type of the subfamily Rupicolin√¶; the rock-manikins, rock-cocks, or cocks of the rock, having the outer primary emarginate and attenuate toward the end.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. cock of the rocks

Etymologies

From the genus name. (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • The blue-flowered Dahlia scherffii and Dahlia rupicola cover smaller geographical areas.

    Wildflower hunting in Durango

  • Other rare endemics are the palm Loxococcus rupicola (R) and Atalantia rotundifolia, the latter being restricted to Sinhagala at 742 m.

    Sinharaja Forest Reserve, Sri Lanka

  • 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

  • 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

  • A total of 900 plant species have been recorder in Aeolian islands, including 4 endemic species: Bassia saxicola, Dianthus rupicola, Silene hicesiae, Cytiscus aeolicus and Ophrys lunurata.

    Aeolian Islands, Italy

  • Of particular significance is Wild sago palm Eugeissona utilis, that occurs on the steep slopes of Gunung Mulu; Iguanura melinauensis and Licuala lanata are endemic to the alluvial plain; Calamus Neilsonii and Salacca rupicola are endemic to the limestone and Areca abdulrahmanii occurs on the Setap shales.

    Gunung Mulu National Park, Malaysia

  • The palm Salacca rupicola endemic to limestone; occurs ledges and sills.

    Gunung Mulu National Park, Malaysia

  • 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

  • In a study of the Combretum genus throughout Pernambuco, Brazil, list Combretum rupicola as endemic to Fernando de Noronha.

    Fernanda de Noronha-Atol das Rocas moist forests

  • But, 2 of the other species they recorded, Triodopsis fallax and Gastrocopta rupicola, fall considerably outside of their ranges in Hubrict.

    Archive 2007-03-01

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