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Andean Cock-Of-The-Rock

Rupicola peruvianus saturatus

Description:

Large cotinga, at 31-33 cm (12.25-13"). This sub species is a deep red orange, grey secondaries, black primaries and tail. Eye is white with yellow eye ring, legs and feet yellow. Characteristic double comb crest from crown to over the bill.

Habitat:

This bird photographed in mixed high forest on eastern Andies just off the Manu road in Southern Peru.

Notes:

There are a number of sub species of cock of the rock within its range. This one is R.p. saturatus found east of Cuzco south to Bolivia. The chief characteristic of this ssp is its deep red-orange colour. The others are more pale.

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21 Comments

triggsturner
triggsturner 4 years ago

Thank you Christine and Felix for your kind comments.

Felix Fleck
Felix Fleck 4 years ago

Fantastic bird and shots! Congrats.

Christine Y.
Christine Y. 4 years ago

Congratulations on another amazing spotting and well-deserved accolade!

triggsturner
triggsturner 4 years ago

Thank you again Daniele and Project Noah. I am incredibly happy with third placing in this category.

remkinloch
remkinloch 4 years ago

Congratulations, yet another great spotting and well-deserved award.

DanielePralong
DanielePralong 4 years ago

Congratulations Robert, your Andean Cock-Of-The-Rock came joint thirdt in our 2017 Best Wildlife Photo competition, Birds category:

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maplemoth662
maplemoth662 4 years ago

Four, beautiful photos....

triggsturner
triggsturner 4 years ago

Thank you Mark and Catie for your comments.

CEM_Kinloch
CEM_Kinloch 4 years ago

Congrats on SOTD, very well deserved. Awesome photos as usual.

Mark Ridgway
Mark Ridgway 4 years ago

Congrats again. Excellent series.

triggsturner
triggsturner 4 years ago

Thank you Daniele for the SOTD. I was so happy to get these images. Thank you also Dan, Jill, Felix, Gilma and Brian for your great comments and support.

Brian38
Brian38 4 years ago

Great spotting triggs!! and congrats on SOTD!

Felix Fleck
Felix Fleck 4 years ago

Great spotting and pics! Congrats, Rob.

JillBlack
JillBlack 4 years ago

Congratulations on SOTD a great shot of this fantastic bird

Dan Doucette
Dan Doucette 4 years ago

Congrats triggsturner on the sotd! Great shots too! I haven't seen this species but I was lucky enough to spot the Guianan cock of the rock in Guyana.

DanielePralong
DanielePralong 4 years ago

Congratulations Robert, this spectacular bird is our Spotting of the Day!

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triggsturner
triggsturner 4 years ago

Thank you Leanne, Jim and Daniele for your comments and support. Yes this guy was a show off Daniele, just for a few minutes as breeding hadn't started yet and the birds came in for a quick practice then dispersed again. Incredible experience.

DanielePralong
DanielePralong 4 years ago

Show off! Excellent triggs :-)

Jim Nelson
Jim Nelson 4 years ago

My favorite part of the world...excellent spotting!

LeanneGardner
LeanneGardner 4 years ago

Wow! Spectacular.

triggsturner
Spotted by
triggsturner

Cuzco, Peru

Spotted on Jun 22, 2017
Submitted on Aug 6, 2017

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