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Spot the cock of the rock bird

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See the courtship display of the magnificent cock of the rock at a cloud forest 'lek'.

With bold reddish-orange plumage and a wonderful fan-shaped crest rising up like a headdress, the male cock of the rock is highly prized sighting for birders. Fortunately it can be found quite easily if you know the location of a lek, one of the specific places where the male performs his mating display to attract the duller brown female.

We'll guide you to a lek in the cloud forest, where you can watch the spectacular dawn show without disturbing the birds. On the nature walk there and back you'll also have the chance to spot other bird life such as the golden-headed quetzal, choco toucan and crimson rumped toucanet.

 

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Real Latin America Experts

  • Ben Line
    Ben Line - Travel Consultant

    Ben fell in love with Latin America on a six month backpacking trip from Colombia to Mexico in 1995. Since then he has explored most of South America, including living in Peru for a year. He is now Manager of the Tailor-made Department.

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    Paul Winrow-Giffin - Travel Consultant

    After graduating in Computer Science, Paul spent seven months travelling from Colombia to Argentina and came home hooked on Latin America.

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    Jim Ashworth - Travel Consultant

    Jim first caught the Latin American travel bug in 2001 when he decided at the last minute to join a friend travelling around Central America – he hasn't looked back since.

  • Evie Oswald
    Evie Oswald - Travel Consultant

    It’s hard to believe that Evie has had time to cram so much in to her life so far. Having lived as a child in the Americas and Europe she found herself immediately attracted to Latin America.

  • Sophie Barber
    Sophie Barber - Travel Consultant

    Sophie lived in Chile before joining us and has travelled extensively across Latin America, from Mexico to the furthest tip of Patagonia.

  • Kathryn Rhodes
    Kathryn Rhodes - Travel Consultant

    Kathryn backpacked across Argentina, Chile, Bolivia and Peru before joining us. She has a degree in Philosophy and French and is a keen netball player.

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