Rufous-Crested Coquette

SCIENTIFIC NAME: Lophornis Delattrei

Rufous-crested Coquette

Males have a very dark green plumage, except for the white rump and rufous, dark-tipped crest, glossy green throat patch and elongated white feathers on the upper chest.

Females lack the crest and gorget, but have a broad white or whitish malar stripe that is separated by dusky green center to the throat, and are dusky brown below.

BILL: bill is about 0.5 inch long.

SIZE: measures about 2.9 - 3.1 inches in length, including the tail.

WEIGHT:  average weight is 2.8 grams.

COLOR: rufous, dusky green, white, green, dusky brown, and black.

Subtropical or tropical moist lowland forest, subtropical or tropical moist montane forest, and heavily degraded former forest.

NECTAR from a variety of brightly colored, scented small flowers of trees, herbs, shrubs, and epiphytes.

INSECTS small insects and spiders.

Hovering, sometimes hanging while feeding from flowers.

NEST: cup-shaped nest out of plant fibers woven together and green moss on the outside for camouflage in a protected location in a shrub, bush or tree.

EGGS: 2 white eggs.

Found in the southern Central American countries of Costa Rica and Panama, into South America, the countries of Colombia, Ecuador, Peru south into Bolivia.

The Rufous-Crested Coquette is also known as the De Lattre's Coquette.

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