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Meet the Rufous-Crested Coquette A uniquely fat little hummingbird

The world of birds is full of so many amazing and unique birds, you will not believe that they are all real! Introducing the rufous-crested coquette hummingbird, this bird plays the crown of a fairy tale that is unlike any other.

Meet the Rufous-Crested Coquette A uniquely fat little hummingbird
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Combined with its magnificent plumage, the crown really makes this hummingbird one of a kind.

Meet the Rufous-Crested Coquette A uniquely fat little hummingbird
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Rufus-crusted coquettes are part of the hummingbird family, and they are small and thick and, like other subspecies, have an amazing dullness.

Meet the Rufous-Crested Coquette A uniquely fat little hummingbird
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But the male Rufous-crested Coquette easily stands out with its brilliant orange crust with black hints.

Meet the Rufous-Crested Coquette A uniquely fat little hummingbird
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With its bright green throat patches and white throat feathers, it’s a real miracle to watch. Females are slightly lighter than males, which is common in birds. It does not play an orange crust or green throat and looks like a regular colored hummingbird.

Meet the Rufous-Crested Coquette A uniquely fat little hummingbird
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Native to the tropical slopes of South America, these birds are found in many countries, including the Pacific and Caribbean mountains.

Meet the Rufous-Crested Coquette A uniquely fat little hummingbird
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Their diet is similar to other hummingbirds, nectar, and many more.

Meet the Rufous-Crested Coquette A uniquely fat little hummingbird
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They find nectar in small fragrant flowers like bees. They are known to eat small insects and spiders on the spot.

Meet the Rufous-Crested Coquette A uniquely fat little hummingbird
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They prefer to live in sub-tropical / subtropical lowland forests at high altitudes.

Breeding behaviors for this bird are not very well recorded and do not extend beyond the male showing his crest and the short flight display for the female.

Meet the Rufous-Crested Coquette A uniquely fat little hummingbird
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Females make their cup-shaped nests from soft plant fibers, green moss, and feathers. They prefer to keep their nests in bushes, shrubs, and small trees.

These birds lay only 1 egg at a time in their nest.

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