cock-of-the-rock


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cock-of-the-rock:

see cotingacotinga
, any of the New World tropical birds of the family Cotingidae. Cotingas range from N Argentina to the southern border of the United States; most are forest species and inhabit the highest treetops.
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Predation and antipredator behavior at Guianan Cock-of-the-rock leks.
Forest lekking birds such as manakins, cock-of-the-rocks, peacock pheasants, and birds of paradise may clean debris and pluck leaves from their courts on or near the forest floor (Gilliard 1959, Sick 1967, Johnsgard 1994, Endler and Thery 1996).
Exotic feathered species can be found, such as the Bird of Paradise, Cock-of-the-Rock and the American Bald Eagle, ostrich and kiwi.