Rufous-crested Coquette

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Common Name: Rufous-crested Coquette
Scientific Name: Lophornis delattrei

Size: 2.75 inches (7 cm)

Habitat: South America; Bolivia, Colombia, Costa Rica, Ecuador, Panama, and Peru.

Its natural habitats are subtropical or tropical moist lowland forests, subtropical or tropical moist montane forests, and heavily degraded former forest.

Status: Least Concern? Global Population: Unknown amount of mature individuals. The global population size has not been quantified, but this species is described as 'rare'.

Diet: Flower nectar, also some insects.

Breeding: Only males have the orange Crest.

Nests are small cups made of spider web silk and other materials attached to a small branch.

Cool Facts: Very little is known about this species. It is believed to be altitudily migratory.  

Found in Songbird ReMix Hummingbirds of South America

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