Lophornis

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Lophornis
Bevalet hummingbirds.jpg
Rufous-crested coquette (right) and Spangled coquette (left).
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Apodiformes
Family: Trochilidae
Subfamily: Trochilinae
Genus: Lophornis
Lesson, 1829
Species

10, see text

Lophornis is a genus of hummingbird in the family Trochilidae. 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: