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A Feathered Dandy can be seen during your Wildlife Holidays

Posted by Carmen Maria Guevara Protzel on Nov 4, 2017 11:28:00 AM

The dazzling Cock-of-the-Rock is Peru’s national bird, and virtually an emblem of the Private Reserve “Cloud Forest”. Its habitat is the cloud forest, from 2400 (7874 ft.) down to 1000 ms. (3280 ft.) altitude. In the Private Reserve it can often be seen along the road.

 


Cock of the Rock Dance 


The bird belongs to the cotinga family, and is quite large, the male being about 30 cms, in length. There are two species and four subspecies of this bird in South America, the one seen in the Private Reserve is Rupicola peruvianus saturatus. The male’s most famous characteristic, besides the brilliant bright-orange plumage, is its custom of gathering twice daily in groups of up to fourteen males studs at favorite locations, known to birders as leks. Here they screech and dance feverishly, in hopes of luring the shy, elusive and dull-colored female. There is a peak of lekking in September through December, but the Cock-of-the-rock hopes to mate all year round, spending an estimated four to five hours per day in these vigorous efforts to attract a choice partner. When one actually arrives the males become emotional and incredibly raucous.

InkaNatura Travel offers exclusive programs to Peru Amazon Jungle that include accommodation at Cock of the Rock Lodge to enjoy the view. The programs are the following :

Cock of the Rock Lodge - 3 days & 2 nights
2  nights                   Cock of the Rock
Begins and ends in Cusco - NO AIR TICKETS NEEDED TO PUERTO MALDONADO
Fixed Departures            Tuesday , Thursday & Saturday
from April to December

Bio  Trip : From the Andes to the Amazon -  6 days & 5 nights      
1 night                      Cock of the Rock Lodge
1 night                      Manu Learning Center or Amazonia or    
                                    Pantiacolla Lodge
3 nights                    Manu Wildlife Center
Begins in Cusco
Fixed Departures       Saturday
from April to December        

Manu Explorer - 6 days & 5 nights 
1 night                         Cock of the Rock Lodge
1 night                         Romero Rainforest Lodge
2 nights                       Manu Park Wildlife Center
1 night                         Manu Wildlife Center 
Begins in Cusco
Fixed Departures       Saturday   from April to December      

Manu National Park -  7 days & 6 nights 
1 night                         Cock of the Rock Lodge
1 night                         Romero Rainforest Lodge
2 nights                       Manu Park Wildlife Center
2 nights                       Manu Wildlife Center 
Begins in Cusco
Fixed Departures       Tuesday 
from April to December

The Birdwatching Trip -  8 days & 7 nights                   
2 nights                       Cock of the Rock Lodge
2 nights                       Amazonia Lodge
3 nights                       Manu Wildlife Center
Begins in Cusco
Fixed Departures       Last Thursday of each month  
2017    28 September / 26 October / 30 November /
              28 December

2018    29 March / 26 April / 31 May / 28 June / 26 July /
              30 August / 
27 September / 25 October /
              29 November / 27 December
      

Special Private Manu National Park -  12 days & 11 nights 
2 nights                       Cock of the Rock Lodge
2 nights                       Manu Learning Center
1 night                         Romero Rainforest Lodge
3 nights                       Manu Park Wildlife Center
3 nights                       Manu Wildlife Center 
Begins in Cusco
Private Departures Daily Basis    
from April to December 
   

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Manu Nature Biodiveristy


Also we can offer tailor made programs according to your interest with Naturalist or Birdwatcher guide or you can combine the experience with our Machu Picchu Hike or a trip to the Northern area to discover more on the cultures that developed in the area. You can not forget Chachapoyas and Kuelap trip that takes you to the world of the "Warriors of the Clouds" as they used to call their warriors in the Northern Amazon.

We have friendly english speaking staff that will be very pleased to help you organize your trip. Feel free to Contact us

© Daniel Blanco, Chairman of the Board Peru Verde
(a Peruvian non-profit nature conservation group)

Carmen Maria Guevara Protzel

Topics: Amazon, jugnle experience

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