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Family Polioptilidae: A family of passerine birds commonly known as "Gnatcatchers". All gnatcatchers are native to the New World, being found in both North and South America. Gnatcatchers are close relatives of the wrens and some species are known as "Gnatwrens".

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Guianan Cock-of-the-rock (Rupicola rupicola)

….is a unique passerine bird native to Parts of northern South America. Like its Andean cousin the male of this species has a large half-moon crest which covers its bill. These large crests are mainly used in a complex lek performance to impress females. Females lack both the crest and the coloration of the males and are instead a brown color. As their name suggests cock-of-the-rocks are usually found near rocky outcrops where they feed on fruit and small reptiles.

Phylogeny

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