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Red-legged Honeycreeper

Cyanerpes cyaneus

Description:

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.

Habitat:

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.

Notes:

These beautiful little birds are in the tanager family.

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5 Comments

maplemoth662
maplemoth662 2 years ago

Your welcome, triggsturner....

triggsturner
triggsturner 2 years ago

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

maplemoth662
maplemoth662 2 years ago

A beautiful bird, with beautiful colors....

triggsturner
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 :)

triggsturner
Spotted by
triggsturner

Chocó, Colombia

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

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