male; scarlet head and back (Zoo; 2008-10-21)

Andean Cock-of-the-rock
Rupicola peruvianus

Native Range: South America

Notes: a spectacular cotingid native to Andean cloud forests in South America; marked sexual dimorphism; during courtship, males on a lek actively display to female, but thereafter assume no parental duties; the lek displays include bowing, jumping, and variousbody postures that showcase the male's magnificent plumage.

ventral view; redunderparts; black wings (Zoo; 2008-10-21)

dorsal view; black wings and tail (Zoo; 2008-10-21)

male head view; crest; white iris; short yellow bill (Zoo; 2008-10-21)

female; rusty brown plumage (Zoo; 2008-10-21)

female; white iris; black bill with yellow tip (Zoo; 2008-10-21)

female ventral view (Zoo; 2008-10-21)

female head view; noticeable crest too (Zoo; 2008-10-21)