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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.