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SCIENTIFIC NAME: Lophornis magnificus
HABITAT: Atlantic and second-growth forests, plantations, gardens
A “coquette” means a flirt, and to many birders, this species is indeed a tease. These small hummingbirds of Central and South America appear only infrequently at feeders and stay for only seconds at a time.
Like other birds found only in Brazil’s Atlantic Forest, such as the Stresemann’s Bristlefront, this bird is threatened by accelerating habitat loss.