Family Hummingbirds (Trochilidae)

Critically Endangered

Short-crested Coquette (Lophornis brachylophus)


Taxonomy

French: Coquette du Guerrero German: Kurzhaubenelfe Spanish: Coqueta de Guerrero
Taxonomy:

Lophornis delattrei brachylopha

R. T. Moore

, 1949,

San Vicente de Benítez, Guerrero, Mexico

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Closely related to L. delattrei and possibly L. stictolophus; has been considered conspecific with former. Monotypic.

Distribution:

Sierra Madre del Sur (Guerrero), in SW Mexico.

Descriptive notes

7–7·5 cm. Male has short, straight bill, black; crest short (c. 1·2 cm), filamentous, rufous, longest feathers tipped green; rest of upperparts deep... read more

Voice

Mostly silent. A high, sharp “sip” or “tsip” when feeding. Also quiet dry chips “chi..chi-chi..”.... read more

Habitat

Semi-deciduous forest, humid evergreen forest, pine-oak forest, and plantations at 900–1800 m. read more

Food and feeding

Feeds on nectar of flowering Cecropia, Clethra, Conostegia, Inga and other small flowering plants.... read more

Breeding

Probably Nov–Feb. No further data available.

Movements

Sedentary with some altitudinal movements likely.

Status and conservation

CRITICALLY ENDANGERED. CITES II. Previously considered Endangered. Restricted-range species: present in Sierra Madre del Sur EBA. Locally frequent to uncommon. Species is... read more

Recommended citation

Züchner, T., Boesman, P. & Sharpe, C.J. (2019). Short-crested Coquette (Lophornis brachylophus). 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/55421 on 19 February 2019).