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Sternum (Breast Bone) of a Rupicola Rupicola (Guianan Cock-of-the-rock)


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Species Description
The Guinean Cock-of-the-Rock is the smaller of the two cocks-of-the-rock, found in the humid forests of the Guinean Shield (northern South America). It eats mainly fruits, but will also take invertebrates, frogs and small reptiles. The male Guinean Cock-of-the-Rock is clearly distinguishable by the bright orange half-crest on the head, which is used during competitive displays; during the mating displays, the males display this crest and plumage so much that the bill and tail of the bird become entirely obscured. After mating, the female is solely responsible for the eggs, which are incubated in a mud and plant material nest that is attached to the side of a rock with saliva.
Skeletal Elements Available

Sternum (Breast Bone)
External Links
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