Family Hummingbirds (Trochilidae)


Dot-eared Coquette (Lophornis gouldii)


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

Ornismya gouldii


, 1832,

no locality




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


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


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.


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


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. (2020). 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 on 17 January 2020).