Dot-Eared Coquette 

SCIENTIFIC NAME: Lophornis gouldii

The Dot-Eared Coquette is a species of hummingbird in the family Trochilidae.

It is a tiny hummingbird, measuring about 3.15 inches.

Males have white cheek tufts with green spots.

Females have a rusty throat bordered below by a white-spotted green band.

Males of other coquettes within its range have different cheek tuft patterns, while females don't have the rusty throat.

Subtropical or tropical moist lowland forest and heavily degraded former forest.

Bolivia and Brazil.


Based on a model of future deforestation in the Amazon basin it is suspected that the population of this species will decline rapidly over the next three generations, and it has therefore been uplisted to Vulnerable.


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