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Family Polioptilidae: A family of passerine birds commonly known as "Gnatcatchers". All gnatcatchers are native to the New World, being found in both North and South America. Gnatcatchers are close relatives of the wrens and some species are known as "Gnatwrens".

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Tufted Coquette (Lophornis ornatus)

…is a small species of hummingbird endemic to northern South America and Trinidad. Like several hummingbird species the male tufted coquette sports beautiful plumage which is used in display, as its common name suggests the male has two orange tufts on its chin and a fiery crest.

Phylogeny

Animalia-Chordata-Aves-Apodiformes-Trochilidae-Lophornis-ornatus

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