April 29, 2015 – Frilled Coquette (Lophornis magnificus)

Requested by: taylorrbranham

These tiny hummingbirds are found only in Brazil. They are under three inches long (6.5 to 7 cm) and weigh around 0.074 ounces (2.1 g). Like other hummingbirds, they eat nectar from a variety of flowers. Females build cup-shaped nests in forked branches from moss, lichens, spiderwebs, and plant down, then lay two eggs and incubate them alone.