Frilled Coquette

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Common Name: Frilled Coquette

Scientific Name: Lophornis magnificus

Size: 2 ½ inches (6.5cm)

Habitat: South America. Eastern Brazil from Bahia to Santa Catarina. Found in humid forest, secondary woodland and cerrado.

Status: Least Concern. Global Population: Unknown.

Diet: Nectar and some insects.

Breeding: Only males have the bright orange “frilled” Crest. Nests are small cups made of spider web silk and other materials attached to a small branch.

Cool Facts: The Frilled Coquette is the smallest Brazilian hummingbird. All Coquettes have a white band between their wings and tail feathers.

Found in Songbird ReMix Cool & Unusual Birds 2 and in Songbird ReMix Hummingbirds of South America

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