Birdorable Andean Cock-of-the-rock

Birdorable 185: Andean Cock-of-the-rock

July 16th, 2009 in Birdorable Bonanza 2009, New Birds 2 comments
Cute Birdorable Andean Cock-of-the-Rock

Today's addition in our Birdorable Bonanza is the Andean Cock-of-the-rock, a bird from the Cotinga family that lives in the Andean cloud forests of South America. The male has a large disk-like crest and brilliant scarlet or orange plumage. The males compete with eachother for breeding females, who are more brown in color, by displaying their colorful feathers while bobbing and hopping around.

Andean Cock-of-the-Rock, male
Photo by Pia's birdseye view (Source: Flickr)

Check out our other Birdorables for more colorful birds from South America. And here's a sneak peek at tomorrow's bird:

Preview of Birdorable 186