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One of the most iconic birds of the Andean Cloud Forest. In order to photograph this species, I had to wake up well before dawn to hike out to a lek (a location where male birds engage in competitive displays in order to win the right to mate with a female). Just as dawn broke, the birds began to arrive. They are large and bizarre, but beautiful. With barely any light available at this early hour, shooting conditions were tough. It helps when a gorgeous male chooses a great perch and strikes a pose like this.