As a 7 or 8 year old I was fascinated by the painting on the front cover of Tropical Birds, the Brooke Bond picture card album illustrated by C.F.Tunnicliffe. It showed a strange orange-red bird unlike any I'd seen in books of British birds. When I eventually collected the card itself I discovered it was called a "Scarlet Cock of the Rock". The caption read: "In the deep forest of northern Peru and the upper reaches of the Amazon these flame-coloured creatures have their home. They are fruit eaters.In captivity they appear sluggish, but in the wild they are lively and vivacious, and sometimes indulge in strange dances on the forest floor, in which as many as twenty birds will congregate to watch while one of their number postures and leaps, accompanied by the cries of the watchers". I had no idea then that 43 or so years later, in 2005, I'd get to see and photograph these birds at the lek in the Manu Biosphere reserve in Peru. And I still have the Brooke Bond book!