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National Bird of Peru

National Bird of Peru – Cock of the Rock

national bird of peru

  • Cock of the Rock
  • Genus: Rupicola
  • Diet: Fruits
  • Diurnal

The national bird of Peru, the Andean cock-of-the-rock is only found in the Andes. There is another species of cock-of-the-rock, Rupicola rupicola, which occurs in the Guiana Shield and differs in appearance. The Andean cock-of-the-rock males perform displays on leks to entice females. The males confront each other aggressively and get more intense when females appear.

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