Festive Coquette Lophornis chalybeus

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Tiny hummingbird with a white rump band found in the Atlantic Rainforest region. Adult male has a fantastic iridescent green headdress consisting of a flowing beard ending in white spots, and a glittering face and forehead. Female and young male lack these features and have a white throat with a dark smudge in the center; they are similar to female Frilled Coquette, but lack buff on the face and throat. Feeds on a wide variety of flowers at almost any level, and regularly visits feeders in some areas.

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