Cock-of-the-Rock Lodge, Manu NP, Madre de Dios,
, August 2017
[ edit] Identification
25â€“30 cm (9Â¾-11Â¾ 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
Subtropical central Peru (HuÃ¡nuco to Cuzco)
Subtropical south-eastern Peru (Marcapata Valley of Cuzco)
Extreme south-eastern Peru and yungas of northern Bolivia
North-central Brazil (SantarÃ©m region along Rio TapajÃ³s )
South-western Brazil (upper RÃo Madeira in RondÃ´nia)
[ edit] Habitat
Atlantic forest and dense scrub on mountain ridges at 1,200-2,200m.
[ edit] Behaviour
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.
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[ edit] Vocalisation
Voice: A dull whistle.
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[ edit] References
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 http://www.birds.cornell.edu/clementschecklist/download/
Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive (retrieved May 2018)
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