(Picture by Matti Aumala)
    The cockadrak is an Indian Torvoraptor species approximately the same size as the european veldrak. The females live in small packs with their chicks and juveniles. The males form smaller loosely-knit groups elsewhere. When the mating season draws near, the male groups often break up as the males seek a female pack to call their own. The male then stays with the pack until the chicks have hatched to protect them form other males. Sometimes younger males stick together to better compete with a stronger single male. Even though only one of the males might get the right to mate with all the females, the others will still protect it's progeny. Based on this behavior, cockadraks may be most closely related to the matadrak.
(Text by Matti Aumala)
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