Tufted Coquette Lophornis ornatus

  • Order: Caprimulgiformes
  • Family: Trochilidae
  • Monotypic
  • Authors: Lucy Nepstad


Little information. Belcher and Smooker (1936) report two nests from Trinidad, in February. These nests were small cups of plant down, on a low branch of the pigeon pea (Cajanus cajan) (Belcher and Smooker 1936). The clutch is two; eggs are white, and measure 12.5 by 9 mm (Belcher and Smooker 1936).

Recommended Citation

Nepstad, L. (2011). Tufted Coquette (Lophornis ornatus), version 1.0. In Neotropical Birds Online (T. S. Schulenberg, Editor). Cornell Lab of Ornithology, Ithaca, NY, USA. https://doi.org/10.2173/nb.tufcoq1.01