Dot-eared Coquette Lophornis gouldii

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This coquette is found from close to the mouth of the Amazon south and west across Brazil, extending just into easternmost Bolivia. The adult male is similar to many other males of the genus Lophornis, but is distinguished by the green-spotted white cheek tufts, while the female has a rufous throat patch, again with a small ruff of green-spotted white feathers surrounding it. Fortunately, given that members of this genus can be difficult to observe closely, over at least the majority of its range this is the only coquette. A poorly known species in terms of its life history, the Dot-eared Coquette is reported from forest edges, cerrado, and other open habitats, but is at least occasionally recorded within terra firme forest, and has been recorded to approximately 800 m.

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  • Year-round
  • Migration
  • Breeding
  • Non-Breeding

Recommended Citation

Dot-eared Coquette (Lophornis gouldii), In Neotropical Birds Online (T. S. Schulenberg, Editor). Cornell Lab of Ornithology, Ithaca, NY, USA. retrieved from Neotropical Birds Online: