Discover the magic of the Cock of the Rock

The Cock of the Rock is one of the most beautiful birds of Peru and is also the national bird. The red and black colors of their feathers are very intense and unmistakable, especially when flying in the middle of the greenery of the jungle. In times of mating, males in groups often dance to attract females, while they quietly contemplate them from the trees, it is worth seeing it. In Peru, The Cock of the rock bird is mainly found in the protected areas and is very important to contribute to their conservation, hunting and commercialization is prohibited, although logging has endangered the survival of this species.

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Photo by Alfredo Fernandez / Cock of the Rock

This bird feeds mainly of fruits, although the pigeons may prefer insects in their first week. They are called “of the rocks” because they are used to live in these places, and when they nest, they do the same thing, and it is possible to find more than one nest among the rocks, caves or crevices. It is said that during this stage the male moves away because the bright colors of their feathers attract predators, such as snakes, jaguars or eagles.

Inkanatura Travel cares for the conservation and the environment that is why the tours taken with us to the Cock of The Rock Lodge are destined to protect these birds. We believe in responsible tourism and supportive environment. The Cock of The Rock Lodge is located in the cloud forest in the Manu National Park, in the middle of the tropical jungle. It has 12 bungalows where the comfort is assured so you can enjoy the landscape and the animals that accompany the Cock of the Rock, capuchin monkeys, woolly monkeys, quetzals and spectacled bears.

Visiting the jungle is a unique and unforgettable experience. If you want to stay not only at The Cock of The Rock Lodge but also in other areas destined for ecotourism you can stay at Manu Wildlife Center or at Manu Tented Camp. In both lodges the jungle takes control of the tourists, with the thickness of the forests, the mirrors of its lakes and a blue endless sky; it is possible to see the Macaw Clay Lick, jaguar, anaconda and tapirs.

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