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Andean Cock of the Rock (Rupicola peruvianus) perched on a branc

Andean Cock of the Rock (Rupicola peruvianus) perched on a branch in the rainforest of Cali, Colombia

Resplendent Quetzal (Pharomachrus mocinno) feeding chick in nest

The Resplendent Quetzal and the forest. Resplendent Quetzal (Pharomachrus mocinno) parents take turns at incubating, with their long tail-covert feathers folded forwards over the back and out of the hole, where they tend to look like a bunch of fern growing out of the hole. The incubation period lasts about 18 days, during which the male generally incubates the eggs during the day while the female incubates them at night. When the eggs hatch, both parents take care of the young, and the male will visit the nest many times during the day, feeding the young(that you can see in this image, in the hole, behing the male). berries, insects, lizards, and small frogs.

Giant Groundsels

As the highest mountain in Africa, Kilimanjaro itself is pretty outstanding. Kilimanjaro is especially remarkable as an incubator for isolated, mutated, or rare species found almost nowhere else. One of the most striking of those species is the giant groundsel varietal Dendrosenecio kilimanjari.

Something like a cross between a burned-up cactus and a pineapple, these alien-looking plants can only be found on Kilimanjaro, above 4000 meters.


Mount Kilimanjaro under the Milky Way skies. At 4000 Mts above sea level you can experience the most amazing peaceful skies while hiking to Kilimanjaro.