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Festive Coquette Lophornis chalybeus

  • Order: Caprimulgiformes
  • Family: Trochilidae
  • Polytypic: 3 subspecies
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Males of this species boast elegant, green cheek tufts which are tipped with white. Both sexes display a white rump band as do many others in the genus, but Festive Coquettes lack the rufous on the head. They inhabit humid forests, forest borders, second growth, and cerrado where they are usually seen foraging at flowering trees and behaving similarly to other coquettes.

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Recommended Citation

Festive Coquette (Lophornis chalybeus), In Neotropical Birds Online (T. S. Schulenberg, Editor). Cornell Lab of Ornithology, Ithaca, NY, USA. retrieved from Neotropical Birds Online: https://neotropical.birds.cornell.edu/Species-Account/nb/species/fescoq1