Tufted Coquette hummingbird is native to the Venezuela, Trinidad, Guiana and northern Brazil and is considered as the tiny elegance of the Latin America. This small bird inhabits open country, gardens and cultivation. It is 6.6 cm long and weighs 2.3 g. The black-tipped red bill is short and straight.
The male Tufted Coquette is a striking bird. It has a rufous head crest and a coppery green back with a whitish rump band that is prominent in flight. The forehead and underparts are green, and black-spotted rufous plumes project from the neck sides. The tail is golden rufous. The female lacks the crest and plumes. She has green upper parts, except for the whitish tail band, and rufous underparts which become much paler on the belly. The tail is mostly bronze green with a dusky band and whitish tips to the feathers.
Tufted Coquette hummingbird is tame and approachable. Their food is nectar, taken from a variety of flowers, and some small invertebrates. The small size and steady flight of this tiny elegance of Latin America means that this hummer often resembles a large bee as it moves from flower to flower. The call of this species while feeding is a light chik.