|San Martin, Peru
The Andean Cock-of-the-Rock is distributed in the Andes from Venezuela to central Bolivia. See the distribution map at Birdlife International. It is found in the eastern slope at between 500 and 2,300 metres. It requires rock ledges usually near running water on which to nest.
|The male varies in colour depending on the sub-species. This male is of the sub-species R. p.
aequatorialis noted, like the nominate for its bright orange as opposed to reddish-orange plumage and its yellow eye and eyering as opposed to
reddish in the other 2 sub-species.
They are members of the Cotinga family and the males form leks where they display for the attention of a female with which to mate.
|If you do not see a menu on the left, you may have arrived at this page from another site. Please click Home to get to my main page.|