Even within the myriad hummingbird family (Trochilidae), the tiny, rare, ornately plumaged Rufous-crested Coquette is a standout birders’ favorite. The male Rufous-crested Coquette can be easily recognized by its long rufous-orange crest, as well as its green gorget with rufous cheek tufts and white throat feathers, and its conspicuous pale rump band.
However, the female is similar to the male but has a rufous-orange forecrown without a crest and lacks the male’s gorget. Coquettes are some of the very smallest members of the hummingbird family and are often described as having a “beelike” flight, with the result that they are sometimes mistaken for flying insects!
Introducing the rufous-crested coquette hummingbird, this bird sports a fairytale-like crown that is like no other. The crown coupled with its stunning plumage makes this hummingbird truly one-of-a-kind.
Scroll down to see this cute and very beautiful bird in its own habitat fluttering and unapologetically embracing its very own nature.