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.
Combined with its magnificent plumage, the crown really makes this hummingbird one of a kind.
Rufus-crusted coquettes are part of the hummingbird family, and they are small and thick and, like other subspecies, have an amazing dullness.
But the male Rufous-crested Coquette easily stands out with its brilliant orange crust with black hints.
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.
Native to the tropical slopes of South America, these birds are found in many countries, including the Pacific and Caribbean mountains.
Their diet is similar to other hummingbirds, nectar, and many more.
They find nectar in small fragrant flowers like bees. They are known to eat small insects and spiders on the spot.
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.
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.