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Photo by Luis R
El Ávila, Caracas, Venezuela, November 2014
Lophornis stictolophus

Identification

6·4–6·9 cm (2½-2¾ in); short, straight bill
Male

  • Rufous forehead and crest
  • Bill red with a black tip

Similar Species

Rufous-crested Coquette

Distribution

South America: found in the Andes of eastern Colombia to western Venezuela and northern Peru.

Taxonomy

Photo © by njlarsen
Copalinga, Zamora, SE Ecuador, 16 June 2019

This is a monotypic species[1].

Habitat

Humid foothill forest observed at heights around 1500 m

Behaviour

Diet

There is little published information, but they are thought to eat nectar.

References

  1. Clements, J. F., T. S. Schulenberg, M. J. Iliff, D. Roberson, T. A. Fredericks, B. L. Sullivan, and C. L. Wood. 2014. The eBird/Clements checklist of birds of the world: Version 6.9., with updates to August 2014. Downloaded from http://www.birds.cornell.edu/clementschecklist/download/
  2. Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive (retrieved November 2014)
  3. BF member observations

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