Rufous-crested Coquette

Photographer: Virgilio Yábar C.
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Species name (scientific): Leucippus hypostictus
Species name (common): Rufous-crested Coquette
Type: Perched
Species conservation status: Not Currently Threatened
Country where photographed: PERU
Region: Madre de Dios
Descriptive text about image: All coquettes (genus: Lophornis) are among the smallest hummingbird species. The rufous-crested coquette measures a mere 6.5-7.0 cm and weighs just under 3 grams. Found from southwest Costa Rica through Peru. Photographed at Amazonia Lodge Manu.

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