Family Hummingbirds (Trochilidae)

Least Concern

Tufted Coquette (Lophornis ornatus)


Taxonomy

French: Coquette huppe-col German: Schmuckelfe Spanish: Coqueta adornada
Taxonomy:

Trochilus ornatus

Boddaert

, 1783,

Cayenne

.

Monotypic.

Distribution:

E Venezuela, Trinidad and the Guianas to N Brazil (N Roraima and Amapá).

Descriptive notes

6·8–7 cm; 1·5–2·8 g. Male has short straight bill, red, tipped black; forehead iridescent green, crest long, dark rufous, rest of upperparts... read more

Voice

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

Habitat

Edges of humid forest, gallery forest, thickets, cultivated areas like plantations, and savannas,... read more

Food and feeding

Feeds on arthropods and on nectar of flowering Acanthaceaea, Asclepidaceae (Asclepias), Compositae, Euphorbiaceae, Fabaceae (... read more

Breeding

Dry season in Trinidad, Jan–Apr; Dec–Mar in Guyana. Nest cup-shaped, built out of fine and soft plant fibres, placed c. 2 m... read more

Movements

Sedentary.

Status and conservation

Not globally threatened (Least Concern). CITES II. Common. Accepts man-made habitats like plantations. Occurs in several protected areas such as Paria Peninsula National Park... read more

Recommended citation

Züchner, T., Boesman, P. & Kirwan, G.M. (2018). Tufted Coquette (Lophornis ornatus). 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/55419 on 13 December 2018).