Family Hummingbirds (Trochilidae)

Vulnerable

Dot-eared Coquette (Lophornis gouldii)


Taxonomy

French: Coquette de Gould German: Gouldelfe Spanish: Coqueta moteada
Taxonomy:

Ornismya gouldii

Lesson

, 1832,

no locality

.

Monotypic.

Distribution:

NC & C Brazil (Pará and W Maranhão S to Mato Grosso and Goiás) and E Bolivia (Santa Cruz).

Descriptive notes

6·8–7·6 cm; 2·4–2·8 g. Male has short straight bill, red, tipped black; forehead glittering golden green, crest dark rufous, rest of... read more

Voice

Mostly silent. A short “tsip” given when feeding. When hovering, wings make a low bee-like humming... read more

Habitat

Forest edges, savanna and cerrado up to c. 800 m.

Food and feeding

No specific data available. Presumably feeds on nectar of similar flowers visited by L. ornatus; trap-liner.

Breeding

Dec–Apr. Nest undescribed, but measures 15 mm high, external diameter 30 mm, internal diameter 22 mm; clutch size two eggs, size 12... read more

Movements

No information; presumably sedentary.

Status and conservation

VULNERABLE. CITES II. Recently uplisted because it is expected to lose 41·5–47·9% of suitable habitat within its distribution over three generations based... read more

Recommended citation

Züchner, T., Kirwan, G.M. & Boesman, P. (2019). Dot-eared Coquette (Lophornis gouldii). In: del Hoyo, J., Elliott, A., Sargatal, J., Christie, D.A. & de Juana, E. (eds.). Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive. Lynx Edicions, Barcelona. (retrieved from https://www.hbw.com/node/55418 on 21 May 2019).