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Tufted Coquette

Lophornis ornatus


The first 2 pictures are a mature male and the third is an immature male.

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26 Comments (1–25)

Tom15 11 years ago

Backyardphotographer, the wings are beating so fast they can't be seen in the picture:-)

Caleb Steindel
Caleb Steindel 11 years ago

wings beat so fast!

Tom15 11 years ago

Thank you Sergio, you're very kind and I enjoy all your great pictures of insects!

Sergio Monteiro
Sergio Monteiro 11 years ago

Your photos are always awesome, and this series is beautiful!

Tom15 11 years ago

Thanks Leana!

Beautiful capture!

Tom15 11 years ago

Thanks Ian and António

Great capture Tom,beautiful,congrats and thanks for sharing

iansboyd8 11 years ago


Tom15 11 years ago

Debbie, this was at Asa Wright where I saw the Tufted Coquette's. I got just one Ruby Topaz and that was on Tobago. I think they were just starting to come back.

Debbie Stewart
Debbie Stewart 11 years ago

It wasnt at Asa Wright's then? I think we went the wrong time of year as we missed the ruby Topaz too! good excuse to go back ha ha

gatorfellows 11 years ago

lovely captures :)

Tom15 11 years ago

Thanks Karen!

KarenL 11 years ago

Awesome capture Tom!

Tom15 11 years ago

Thanks Debbie! I was lucky, there were several of these males around the lodge. One even flew inside the screened part of the porch and had to be let out.

Debbie Stewart
Debbie Stewart 11 years ago

Amazing capture Tom, these little guys go so fast and are so tiny. you were very lucky to see the male with his gorgeous crest, I only saw the female:

Tom15 11 years ago

Thanks Sachin and Gerardo!

Gerardo Aizpuru
Gerardo Aizpuru 11 years ago

Extraordinary :)

Sachin Zaveri
Sachin Zaveri 11 years ago

stunning bird,,

Tom15 11 years ago

Thanks Glen and Olivia!

Olivia Chee
Olivia Chee 11 years ago

Nice shot!

Glen Marks
Glen Marks 11 years ago

Beautiful bird and series!

Tom15 11 years ago

Thanks Sandra. The shutter speed on the first shot was 1/500 sec.

SandraPereira 11 years ago

Simply awesome fast is your camera !!

Tom15 11 years ago

Thanks Reza!

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Trinidad and Tobago

Spotted on Dec 3, 2007
Submitted on Mar 7, 2013

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