This is the same Tufted Coquette I posted July 30:
but I thought it also deserved an August posting to iNat.
Asa Wright Nature Center,
30 July 2016
Probably one of the most incredible little hummingbirds I have ever seen. These birds are tiny, like a big insect, really. This male was perched near some flowers it was guarding and allowed me to get a number of shots.
Cerro Azul, Panama
Taken at Observatory Lodge. Costa Rica
Lophornis helenae. Please acknowledge any use of this photo: Andy Jones, Cleveland Museum of Natural History.
Laguna del Lagarto Lodge in Caribbean lowlands of Costa Rica - an unusual low elevation record - around 100m.
Lophornis is a genus of hummingbird in the Trochilidae family. These are all tiny birds, ranking among the smallest hummingbirds. No species exceeds 9 centimetres (3.5 in) and most are under 7.5 centimetres (3.0 in) in total length. The male coquettes are noted from their outlandish, colorful crests and markings, the females being more subdued. It contains the following ten species: