Birds of Colombia

    APODIFORMES: Trochilidae (Hummingbirds)  
Genus: Lophornis (3 species, 11 worldwide)

Genus Lophornis, Coquettes, are tiny hummingbirds. The males have a variety of ornate features including fancy crest, tail, colors and/or gorget


Rufous-crested Coquette
Rufous-crested Coquette (Lophornis delattrei delattrei) Male
Madre de Dios, Peru  
   
Photograph by George Scott Photography   © All Rights Reserved.

Rufous-crested Coquette
Rufous-crested Coquette (Lophornis delattrei lessoni) Female
Rancho Naturalista, Turrialba, Costa Rica  
   
Photograph by Jorge Obando Gutierrez   © Copyrighted, All Rights Reserved.


Spangled Coquette
Spangled Coquette (Lophornis stictolophus) Male
Copalinga, Zamora, Ecuador
  Note black spots on crest compared to black tips on [Rufous-crested Coquette].
   
Photograph by Tropical Birding (Nick Athanas)   © All Rights Reserved.

Spangled Coquette
Spangled Coquette (Lophornis stictolophus) Immature Male
Copalinga, Zamora, Ecuador  
   
Photograph by Tom Friedel   © All Rights Reserved.


Butterfly Coquette
Butterfly Coquette (Lophornis verreauxii verreauxi) Male
Rurrenabaque, Bolivia  
   
Photograph by Oleg Nabrovenkov   © All Rights Reserved.

Butterfly Coquette
Butterfly Coquette (Lophornis verreauxii verreauxi) Female
Yasuní Research Station, Orellana province, Ecuador  
   
Photograph by Tropical Birding (Nick Athanas)   © All Rights Reserved.

Split from the better known Festive Coquette of the Atlantic rainforest. Similar but note crest on male.


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