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Red-legged Honeycreeper

Cyanerpes cyaneus


Small bight blue songbird. 12.2cm long weighing in around 14g. Head, throat, breast and belly a purplish blue, also extending over the back and rump. Crown is a light powder blue, wings, tail, lower nape and vent are black. It has a small black mask and legs and feet are bright red.


Quite a common bird of forest fringes in northern South America. This one found on the beach edge in lightly wooded area in the Choco department in NW Colombia.


These beautiful little birds are in the tanager family.

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maplemoth662 2 years ago

Your welcome, triggsturner....

triggsturner 2 years ago

Thank you Maplemoth662. I am glad you enjoyed this smart little fellow.

maplemoth662 2 years ago

A beautiful bird, with beautiful colors....

triggsturner 2 years ago

Thank you for the comment Christine. Yes, when they get the sun on them they positively glow! :)

Christine Y.
Christine Y. 2 years ago

Wow, what a beautiful and very stylish bird :)

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Chocó, Colombia

Spotted on Sep 30, 2017
Submitted on Oct 28, 2017

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