Cotingas (Cotingidae)

Andean Cock-of-the-rock (Rupicola peruvianus) - HBW 9, p. 107

French: Coq-de-roche péruvien German: Andenfelsenhahn Spanish: Gallito de las Rocas Peruano
Other common names: Red Cock-of-the-rock

Taxonomy: [Pipra] peruviana Latham, 1790, Chanchamayo, Junín, Peru.
Sometimes isolated with R. rupicola in a separate family, Rupicolidae. Four subspecies recognized.

Subspecies and Distribution:

  • sanguinolentus Gould, 1859 - W Andes of Colombia and NW Ecuador.
  • aequatorialis Taczanowski, 1889 - Andes of W Venezuela (NW Barinas, Táchira), C & E Andes of Colombia, and E slope in Ecuador and Peru (S to Amazonas and N San Martín).
  • peruvianus (Latham, 1790) - C Peru (S San Martín S to Junín).
  • saturatus Cabanis & Heine, 1859 - SE Peru and W Bolivia (La Paz, Cochabamba).