Black-crested Coquette (Lophornis helenae)

This coquette is a really small hummingbird. When in the air, it resembles more a bee than a hummingbird, as it moves pretty smoothly. Most of the hummingbirds we normally see will move on short bursts of speed, and will constantly change from flower to flower, whereas this one had more predictable and swift movements.

Black-crested Coquette, Male - Lophornis helenae - Coqueta Crestinegra, Macho

A male Black-crested Coquette caught while feeding nectar from the porterweed’s flower

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