Family Hummingbirds (Trochilidae)

Least Concern

White-crested Coquette (Lophornis adorabilis)


Taxonomy

French: Coquette adorable German: Weißschopfelfe Spanish: Coqueta adorable
Taxonomy:

Lophornis adorabilis

Salvin

, 1870,

Bugaba, Chiriquí, Panama

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Formerly placed, together with its sister-species L. helenae, in a separate genus, Paphosia. Monotypic.

Distribution:

Pacific slope from C Costa Rica to W Panama (W Chiriquí).

Descriptive notes

7–7·8 cm; c. 2·7 g. Male has short straight bill, red, tipped black; bill heavier than those of congeners; forehead fiery coppery, crest white, rest of... read more

Voice

Mostly silent. A short “tsip” or “chip” when feeding, sometimes in rapid sequences. When hovering,... read more

Habitat

Humid forest, forest edge, second growth and shaded plantations, at 300–1200 m. Usually... read more

Food and feeding

Feeds on nectar of flowering Inga, Lonchocarpus, Stachytarpheta and Vochysia. Arthropods are gleaned... read more

Breeding

Dec–Feb. Nest cup-shaped, constructed of soft plant down, decorated with lichens on exterior, 5–20 m above ground, exposed at... read more

Movements

Sedentary, with seasonal altitudinal dispersal.

Status and conservation

Not globally threatened. CITES II. Restricted-range species: present in South Central American Pacific Slope EBA. Locally common. Takes to man-made habitats such as... read more

Recommended citation

Züchner, T. & Boesman, P. (2019). White-crested Coquette (Lophornis adorabilis). 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/55427 on 19 February 2019).