cock of the rock

Definition of cock of the rock

: a bird (Rupicola rupicola) of the family Cotingidae of northern South America the male being chiefly orange in color with a high disklike crest sometimes : a related bird (R. peruviana) of the Andean forests

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History and Etymology for cock of the rock

so called from the location of its nest

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“Cock of the rock.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/cock%20of%20the%20rock. Accessed 24 Jan. 2022.

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