Lophornis brachylophus Moore, 1949:103

Short-crested coquette



Taxonomy & Nomenclature

Synonym/s: Lophornis delattrei brachylopha Moore, 1949:103 (original combination); Lophornis brachylopha Moore, 1949:103 [orth. error]


Conservation Status

Last record: May 1947

Rediscovered in 1986

IUCN RedList status: Critically Endangered



Guerrero, México


Biology & Ecology










Original scientific description:

Moore, Robert T. (1949). A new hummingbird of the genus Lophornis from southern Mexico. Proc. Biol. Soc. Wash. 62: 103-104.

Other references:

Anon. (2012). Species action update: Short-crested Coquette Lophornis brachylophus. World Birdwatch 24(1): 18-19.

Arizmendi, M., L. Nuñez-Rosas, H. Berlanga, M. Quiroga Rodríguez, J. Soberanes González, C. Macias Caballero, R. Vidal Rodriguez, and G. López-Segoviano. (2021). Endemic and endangered Short-crested Coquette (Lophornis brachylophus): floral resources and interactions. Avian Conservation and Ecology 16(1):13.

BirdLife International. (2012). Preventing Extinctions Program Americas Report 2011. Unpublished report.

BirdLife International. (2015). Lophornis brachylophus. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2015: e.T22687196A78789650. Downloaded on 24 May 2016.

Ornelas, Juan Francisco. (1987). Rediscovery of the Rufous-Crested Coquette (Lophornis delattrei brachylopha) in Guerrero, Mexico. The Wilson Bulletin 99(4): 719-721.


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