BIRD OF THE WEEK — FRILLED COQUETTE — PLANET EARTH BIRD WORLD group

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SCIENTIFIC NAME: Lophornis magnificus
POPULATION: Unknown
TREND: Unknown
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.

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Rufous-crested Coquette (male)//embedr.flickr.com/assets/client-code.js

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An Eastern Bluebird getting takeout//embedr.flickr.com/assets/client-code.js

Mt. Baker with a few Snow Geese//embedr.flickr.com/assets/client-code.js

Macaroni//embedr.flickr.com/assets/client-code.js

Les moineaux//embedr.flickr.com/assets/client-code.js

Indian Roller.//embedr.flickr.com/assets/client-code.js

Can I nowhere eat in peace?//embedr.flickr.com/assets/client-code.js

Hide photography Wren//embedr.flickr.com/assets/client-code.js

PAINTED BUNTING//embedr.flickr.com/assets/client-code.js

The Fluffmaster//embedr.flickr.com/assets/client-code.js

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