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Living in the cool cloud forests around Machu Picchu in Peru is the Andean Cock-of-the-Rock (Rupicola peruviana), undoubtedly one of the planet’s most remarkable birds. The luminous males perform at a display site (lek) where tan-plumaged females come to select … Continue reading

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Andean Dance

Peering through the curtain of moss-covered vines, we could see what appeared to be three bright orange balls glowing in the dark forest. Two of them were moving in a strange fashion, bobbing and bowing up and down. Once our … Continue reading

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