The Rufous-crested Coquette (Lophornis delattrei) inhabits from Costa Rica to north Colombia and east Bolivia. Lives in forest canopy. Its measures are 7 cm (2 inches) in height and 2.8 g in weight.
Its crown and long shaggy crest are rufous. Rest of upperparts bronzy-green. Lower rump and upper tail-coverts are purplish-bronze. Throat glittering green and rest of underparts are dark bronzy-green mixed with dull-rufous. Crissum cinnamon-rufous. Bill dull colar-red, tipped with dusky, and feet dusky. This little animal feeds on small flowers.