Black-crested Coquette

[:en]Bird Black-crested Coquette[:es]Ave Coqueta Crestinegra[:]

Black-crested Coquette

The Black-crested Coquette (Lophornis helenae) is found from south Mexico to Costa Rica. It lives high in forest canopy, coming lower, and sometimes to shrub level, at edges, gaps, semi-open, and brushy hedgerows. Adults are 7 cm (2 inches) heights and 2.8 g weights.

Crown and gorget glittering green, and lower throat black. Above is bronzy-green, and its lower rump is blackish. Breast-band bronzy, and belly white spotted with bronze. Bill red with black tip, and feet blackish. Visits mostly small, typically insect-pollinated flowers on mass-flowering trees and epiphytes.

Common Name: Black-crested Coquette
Scientific Name: Lophornis helenae
Bird Family:

Thinking of birding in Costa Rica?

Quetzal Route

FROM: $1180

Delight yourself watching quetzals and hummingbirds just a few meters away. Great chances to take pictures and learn from an experienced local guide.
Nunbird Route

FROM: $1454

Live this gorgeous expedition visiting both slopes of Costa Rica and witnessing the immense diversity that these offer you.
Macaw Route

FROM: $1588

Harboring around 850 species of birds and offering plenty of facilities for birdwatchers to have a pleasurable trip, Costa Rica posts among the best destinations in the world for this activity.