Meet the bird with a half-moon crest on its head

The Guianan cock-of-the-rock is definitely a bird worthy of a second look. Its unusual and remarkable half-moon crest on the head makes it stand out in tropical rainforests. As its name implies, the Guianan cock-of-the-rock lives in Guyana, Suriname and other South American countries. They make nests on rocky places, hence its name.

The bird is frugivorous, which means they are happy living on fruits. Occasionally they like to change the diet for some insects and frogs, or even small snakes. The population of the species is quite stable. Their main predators include harpy eagles, bald eagles and so on.

The International Union for Conservation of Nature evaluates the Guianan cock-of-the-rock as "Least Concern," which is a good news!

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