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Peacock Coquette Lophornis pavoninus

  • Order: Caprimulgiformes
  • Family: Trochilidae
  • Polytypic: 2 subspecies
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A medium-sized, ornately-patterned hummingbird, the adult male Peacock Coquette has broad green and black throat tufts that give this species its common name. Not much is known about the behavior and biology of this flashy species in part because its main habitat consists of impenetrable rainforest and cloudforest, spending most of its time foraging solitarily in the canopy. The Peacock Coquette can be found within its very limited range feeding mainly on nectar as well as small arthropods. Despite its limited range, the Peacock Coquette's population is believed to be stable, and consequently has not been placed on any threatened species lists. The greatest threats to the Peacock Coquette are habitat disturbance and fragmentation.

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

Recommended Citation

Peacock Coquette (Lophornis pavoninus), 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/peacoq1