Guianan Cock-of-the-rock Rupicola rupicola

  • Order: Passeriformes
  • Family: Cotingidae
  • Monotypic
  • Authors: Whitney Richter and Guy M. Kirwan

Diet and Foraging


The main food taken by the Guianan Cock-of-the-rock is fruit. They occasionally also take insects or small vertebrates. Up to 65  species of fruit are reported in the diet, primarily from canopy trees or lianas (Enard et al. 1989). Three quarters (75%) of the fruit eaten by the Guianan Cock-of-the-rock at one study site was either black or red colored fruit (Enard et al. 1989).

Foraging Behavior

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Recommended Citation

Richter, W. and G. M. Kirwan (2011). Guianan Cock-of-the-rock (Rupicola rupicola), version 1.0. In Neotropical Birds Online (T. S. Schulenberg, Editor). Cornell Lab of Ornithology, Ithaca, NY, USA.