French: Coquette adorable German: Weißschopfelfe Spanish: Coqueta adorable
Bugaba, Chiriquí, Panama
Pacific slope from C Costa Rica to W Panama (W Chiriquí).
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
Mostly silent. A short “tsip” or “chip” when feeding, sometimes in rapid sequences. When hovering,... read more
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
Dec–Feb. Nest cup-shaped, constructed of soft plant down, decorated with lichens on exterior, 5–20 m above ground, exposed at... read more
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
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