Rufous crested Coquette

Lophornis delattrei

The Rufous crested Coquette is a small hummingbird that belongs to the Trochilidae family. The male is particularly striking, with a spiky orange crest that has black tips, and greenish plumage with a dark throat and a noticeable white band across the rump. The female is much less distinctive, with a small size, a rufous forehead and throat, and a white band across the rump. This species is usually found in edges, particularly brushy clearings or roadsides with flowering bushes, and can be differentiated from similar species of coquette by its range and appearance. It can be observed on our tours to the Manu National Park.

Photo: Alfredo Cornejo