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Photo by kitefarragoCock-of-the-Rock Lodge, Manu NP, Madre de Dios, Peru, August 2017
Photo by kitefarrago
Cock-of-the-Rock Lodge, Manu NP, Madre de Dios, Peru, August 2017
Crypturellus obsoletus


[edit] Identification

25–30 cm (9¾-11¾ in)
Brown above, rufous below, darkest on belly, flanks and undertail-coverts barred blackish-brown. Bill black, legs olive.

[edit] Distribution

South America: found in eastern Colombia and Venezuela south to Southern Brazil, Bolivia, Paraguay and northern Argentina.

[edit] Taxonomy

[edit] Subspecies

There are 9 subspecies[1]:

  • C. o. castaneus:
  • C. o. ochraceiventris:
  • Subtropical central Peru (Huánuco to Cuzco)
  • C. o. traylori:
  • Subtropical south-eastern Peru (Marcapata Valley of Cuzco)
  • C. o. punensis:
  • Extreme south-eastern Peru and yungas of northern Bolivia
  • C. o. cerviniventris:
  • C. o. knoxi:
  • C. o. griseiventris:
  • North-central Brazil (Santarém region along Rio Tapajós )
  • C. o. hypochraceus:
  • South-western Brazil (upper Río Madeira in Rondônia)
  • C. o. obsoletus:

[edit] Habitat

Atlantic forest and dense scrub on mountain ridges at 1,200-2,200m.

[edit] Behaviour

[edit] Diet

There is very little information, but they are known to eat seeds.

[edit] Breeding

They make a nest at the base of a tree. The clutch contains 4-5 eggs, which are pink to dark reddish or chocolate-brown.

[edit] Movements


[edit] Vocalisation

Voice: A dull whistle.

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Recording by Andrew Whitehouse

[edit] References

  1. Clements, J. F., T. S. Schulenberg, M. J. Iliff, D. Roberson, T. A. Fredericks, B. L. Sullivan, and C. L. Wood. 2017. The eBird/Clements checklist of birds of the world: v2017, with updates to August 2017. Downloaded from
  2. Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive (retrieved May 2018)

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