"Cock of the rock" Kaieteur National Park Things to Do Tip by grets

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The colourful Cock-of-the Rock is one of the world's most spectacular birds, about the size of a pigeon, with fantastic plumage in bright orange. The skins and feathers are highly valued for decoration, but to capture one of these rare birds, carries a fine and/or imprisonment.

The Cock-of-the-Rock's diet consists mainly of fruit, and they build their nests on rock faces of cliffs, large boulders, caves or steep gorges.

It is a solitary and wary bird, feeding before sunrise and after sunset and hiding through the day in sombre ravines. We felt very privileged to be able to spot this bird - all be it deep in the dark and dense foliage, and some distance away. I therefore aplogise for the quality of the photograph.

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  • Written Nov 2, 2004
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