Black-crested Coquette (Lophornis helenae) - HBW 5, p. 569
French: Coquette d’Hélène
Spanish: Coqueta Crestinegra
Other common names: Princess Helena’s Coquette
Taxonomy: Ornismya Helenæ DeLattre, 1843, Vera Paz, Guatemala.
Together with its sister species, L. adorabilis, formerly placed in a separate genus, Paphosia. Monotypic.
Distribution: S Mexico (Veracruz, Oaxaca, Chiapas) S to E Costa Rica.
- Least Concern Enlarge map
Several birds feeding on nectar. Locality El Triunfo Camp, El Triunfo Biosphere Reserve, Chiapas State, Mexico (Southern) (Monotypic species)
Josep del Hoyo 29 March 2009 3 years ago 49 sec 4.2
A bird perched high, seen from below Locality Selva Verde Lodge, Chilamate, Sarapiquí, Heredia Province, Costa Rica (Monotypic species)
Guus van Duin 8 February 2008 5 years ago 15 sec 3.6
A male on a branch, flying away and returning Locality Selva Verde Lodge, Chilamate, Sarapiquí, Heredia Province, Costa Rica (Monotypic species)
Guus van Duin 7 February 2008 5 years ago 46 sec 3.6
A male perched and chasing chasing another hummingbird that comes to the same branch Locality Selva Verde Lodge, Chilamate, Sarapiquí, Heredia Province, Costa Rica (Monotypic species)
Guus van Duin 8 February 2008 5 years ago 7 sec 3.5
A male feeding on a blue porter weed.
Locality Rancho Naturalista, Cartago Province, Costa Rica
Joseph C. Boone 8 March 2012 3 weeks ago ADDED LAST MONTH 4
Feeding on nectar.
Locality Arenal Volcano Lodge, La Fortuna, Arenal region, Alajuela Province, Costa Rica
David Lingard 20 March 2009 1 year ago 4
Locality San José, San José Province, Costa Rica
Marc FASOL 23 August 2012 22 weeks ago 3.8
A bird resting on a bush.
Locality Heliconias Lodge, Bijagua, Alajuela Province, Costa Rica (Monotypic species)
Ken Havard 24 April 2006 2 years ago 2.2
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