cocks of the rock

cock-of-the-rock

[kok-uhv-thuh-rok]
noun, plural cocks-of-the-rock.
a brilliant orange-red bird of the genus Rupicola, of northern South America, having an erect crest that conceals the bill.

Origin:
1815–25

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cock-of-the-rock
 
n
either of two tropical South American birds, Rupicola rupicola or R. peruviana, having an erectile crest and (in the male) a brilliant red or orange plumage: family Cotingidae (cotingas)

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