Festive coquette

Festive coquette
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Apodiformes
Family: Trochilidae
Genus: Lophornis
Species: L. chalybeus
Binomial name
Lophornis chalybeus
(Temminck, 1821)[2]

The festive coquette (Lophornis chalybeus) is a species of hummingbird in the Trochilidae family.[1] It is found in northwestern South America, the region of the western Amazon Basin, in the countries of northwest Brazil, Colombia, Venezuela, Ecuador and Peru. To the southeast it is found in adjacent Bolivia, a population in Argentina, and a separated range on the southeast coast of Brazil, in the state of Espírito Santo and southwest in a 2,000 km (1,200 mi) coastal strip.



Its natural habitats are subtropical or tropical moist lowland forests and heavily degraded former forest, at altitudes up to 1,000 metres (3,300 ft).[3]


  1. 1 2 BirdLife International (2012). "Lophornis chalybeus". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2013.2. International Union for Conservation of Nature. Retrieved 26 November 2013.
  2. Alan P. Peterson's nomenclatural analysis.
  3. Cook, Fred; Jenni Bruce (2004). The encyclopedia of animals: a complete visual guide. University of California Press. p. 331. ISBN 0-520-24406-0.

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