Monday, June 1, 2020

Strange Looking Bird Called Guianan Cock of the Rock - Nature and Wildlife 11

Guianan Cock of the Rock (credit to eBird)

After seeing the above picture, do you see the strange of bird? What part?

I myself did not observe mouth, look like “mouth less” animal for me. It is because its feathers cover the beak (mouth). Interestingly that head is in form of crescent.

The bird is called Guianan Cock of the Rock with scientific name Rupicola rupicola, distributes in South America region include:
- Guyana
- Venezuela
- Brazil
- Columbia
- Peru
- Bolivia
- Ecuador. 


Female Guianan Cock of the Rock was sitting on the nest

(credit to Flickr).


Size of bird is not big enough, 30 cm (12 inch) in length and 210 gram (7.4 oz) in weight. Male is bigger and has brighter feathers than female.


Guianan birds have social rank, the higher rank males are favored by females for mating.

Quite unique that higher rank males have learners (apprentices) from lower rank and younger males. Kind of process to get opportunity to find mates.

Females usually have two eggs for one breeding season. The eggs need around 28 days for incubation.

What are source food of this bird? Some are:
- fruits include berries
- insects
- small reptiles.

Luckily, this bird is not considered as endangered species. It is mean that population is stable. Hope, the condition consistent in the long term.


Have you seen this bird in nature or in the zoo at your places or countries?

22 comments:

  1. Tanza, Great timing with your post! We just watched the Bronx Zoo show on TV a day or two ago and one of stories it covered was the successful breeding and hatching of one of these birds. Weird and beautiful birds... Stay Safe and Take Care, Big Daddy Dave

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  2. I like to learn something new every day, and today you have provided it for me - very unusual bird. Thanks!
    And thanks for your visit and comment on my blog
    Have a wonderful week!
    Lea @ Lea's Menagerie

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  3. ...like most, I've never a Guianan Cock!!!

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  4. No, I have never seen a bird like that. Very interesting to learn about it.

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  5. What a bizarre looking bird. I'd never know it existed if you hadn't told us about it.

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  6. It’s a new one for me. Unique!

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  7. Exotic and unique! The male one looks particularly great.

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    1. Thanks -
      Strange Looking Bird Called Guianan Cock of the Rock - Nature and Wildlife 11
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      Guianan Cock of the Rock (credit to eBird)

      After seeing the above picture, do you see the strange of bird? What part?

      I myself did not observe mouth, look like “mouth less” animal for me. It is because its feathers cover the beak (mouth). Interestingly that head is in form of crescent.

      The bird is called Guianan Cock of the Rock with scientific name Rupicola rupicola, distributes in South America region include:
      - Guyana
      - Venezuela
      - Brazil
      - Columbia
      - Peru
      - Bolivia
      - Ecuador.

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  8. Hello, it is a beautiful bird. Very exotic! Enjoy your day, have a great week ahead.

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  9. Nature is wonderful, and sometimes so weird 😀

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  10. What a beautiful bird, the color is fantastic.
    Best regards Irma

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  11. Beautiful colour. If you had not mentioned, I wouldn't know it is a bird. Really strange bird but a beautiful one.

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    1. Thanks -
      Strange Looking Bird Called Guianan Cock of the Rock - Nature and Wildlife 11
      -
      Female Guianan Cock of the Rock was sitting on the nest

      (credit to Flickr).



      Size of bird is not big enough, 30 cm (12 inch) in length and 210 gram (7.4 oz) in weight. Male is bigger and has brighter feathers than female.



      Guianan birds have social rank, the higher rank males are favored by females for mating.



      Quite unique that higher rank males have learners (apprentices) from lower rank and younger males. Kind of process to get opportunity to find mates.



      Females usually have two eggs for one breeding season. The eggs need around 28 days for incubation.



      What are source food of this bird? Some are:

      - fruits include berries

      - insects

      - small reptiles.



      Luckily, this bird is not considered as endangered species. It is mean that population is stable. Hope, the condition consistent in the long term.

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  12. What an extraordinary bird! Thank you for sharing it. Thank you too, for visiting my blog - glad you enjoy the little stories.

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  13. This is awesome. Such a difference in the two male/female. I love birds and go birding often!

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  14. The bird is beautiful, as far as I am concerned :-)

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  15. No, I've never seen anything like that bird in Miami area! How fascinating about the ranking order and the mentoring..

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  16. I didn't see this strange bird, Tanza. It's interesting by its shape and color. Here in North the birds are mostly modest in their color and are not many.

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  17. That's a very special bird for me, too,
    that I first saw here on your website.

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    1. Thanks -
      Strange Looking Bird Called Guianan Cock of the Rock - Nature and Wildlife 11
      -
      Guianan Cock of the Rock (credit to eBird)

      After seeing the above picture, do you see the strange of bird? What part?

      I myself did not observe mouth, look like “mouth less” animal for me. It is because its feathers cover the beak (mouth). Interestingly that head is in form of crescent.

      The bird is called Guianan Cock of the Rock with scientific name Rupicola rupicola, distributes in South America region include:
      - Guyana
      - Venezuela
      - Brazil
      - Columbia
      - Peru
      - Bolivia
      - Ecuador.

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