Short-crested Coquette Lophornis brachylophus



Distinguishing Characteristics

7 - 7.5 cm. 2.7 g. Bill black, short and straight. Ear area dusky. Buffy-cinnamon to whitish rump band. Males and females are different. Male: Forehead and filamentous crest cinnamon (1 to 2 cm), longest crest feathers tipped green. Nape and upperparts de

Similar Species

It resembles other species of its genus but do not share its distributional range. It can be distinguished by the very short crest, cheek spots poorly prominent and the color pattern on tail.

Detailed Description

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Recommended Citation

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