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Rufous-crested coquette (Lophornis delattrei) Reserva Arena Blanca, San Martín, Peru. Jan 18, 2021 Geotagged,Lophornis delattrei,Peru,Rufous-crested coquette,Summer Click/tap to enlarge PromotedSpecies introCountry intro

Rufous-crested coquette (Lophornis delattrei)

Reserva Arena Blanca, San Martín, Peru. Jan 18, 2021

    comments (15)

  1. My first coquette!
    Easily some of the most preposterous hummingbirds out there, I've wanted to see one for years, and it finally happened!
    (With my luck, it was molting its crest feathers, meaning they were much shorter than usual, but hey, don't look a gift coquette in the mouth!)
    Posted 5 months ago
    1. Gorgeous! is still gorgeous! Posted 5 months ago
  2. Amazing photo of such a very colourful species! Here in Trinidad we have a similar species called the Tufted Coquette. Posted 5 months ago
    1. I know! I hope to come back some day to photograph it! Posted 5 months ago
  3. Stunning, I'm speechless. Posted 5 months ago
    1. I thought you mike like it :) Posted 5 months ago
  4. A brilliant action shot.

    Niel
    Posted 5 months ago
    1. Thanks Niel! Posted 5 months ago
  5. WHOA! I had no idea there was such a thing. A hummingbird wearing a headdress ;). Posted 5 months ago
    1. Google the species and you'll find some really mind-blowing shots :) Posted 5 months ago
      1. Definitely amazing! Found this video too:
        Posted 5 months ago
        1. Out of this world Posted 5 months ago
  6. Simply magnificent Posted 5 months ago
    1. Thanks Barry! Posted 5 months ago
  7. Pin-sharp - wonderful shot - envy, envy the Coquette. Well done! Posted 5 months ago

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The rufous-crested coquette is a species of hummingbird native to the tropical slopes of pacific South America. Due to its small size and population, it is a rare sight even within its native region. Males of the species can be easily distinguished by their striking rufous coloured spiked crests, and females, while less obvious, can be identified by their small size and rufous coloured foreheads.

Similar species: Swifts And Hummingbirds
Species identified by Thibaud Aronson
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By Thibaud Aronson

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Uploaded Mar 27, 2021. Captured Jan 18, 2021 10:37 in Carr. Fernando Bela├║nde Terry, 22865, Peru.
  • Canon EOS 7D Mark II
  • f/9.0
  • 1/800s
  • ISO1600
  • 560mm