French: Coquette huppe-col German: Schmuckelfe Spanish: Coqueta adornada
E Venezuela, Trinidad and the Guianas to N Brazil (N Roraima and Amapá).
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
Mostly silent. A short “tsip” given when feeding. When hovering, wings make a low bee-like humming... read more
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
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
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
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