Festive Coquette (Lophornis chalybeus)
Male Festive Coquette, Ubatuba, São Paulo, Brazil, August 2004 - click for larger image

Ubatuba, São Paulo, Brazil

The Festive Coquette is distributed in south-east Brazil with disjunct populations in Venezuela, Colombia, Ecuador. Peru and Bolivia. It is found in forest, secondary growth and savannah or cerrado.

Male Festive Coquette, Ubatuba, São Paulo, Brazil, August 2004 - click for larger image The male, pictured here in photos 1 to 3, has long, green cheek tufts with white spots which it flares out as can be seen in the second photo. This also shows the iridescent green patch behind the eyes. Like all Lophornis hummingbirds, it has a narrow band across the rump which in the case of the male is white.
Male Festive Coquette, Ubatuba, São Paulo, Brazil, November 2006 - click for larger image The female, seen in photos 4 to 6, lacks the spectacular cheek tufts and instead has a brownish throat and breast with white spots and a whitish moustachial stripe. The band across the rump is buff rather than white.
Female Festive Coquette, Ubatuba, São Paulo, Brazil, August 2004 - click for larger image
Female Festive Coquette, Ubatuba, São Paulo, Brazil, August 2004 - click for larger image
Female Festive Coquette, Ubatuba, São Paulo, Brazil, November 2006 - click for larger image
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