Birds of Colombia

    PASSERIFORMES: Thraupidae (Tanagers and allies)  
Genus: Cyanerpes (4 species, 4 worldwide)


Purple Honeycreeper
Purple Honeycreeper (Cyanerpes caeruleus) Male
Butterfly World, Florida,  
   

Purple Honeycreeper
Purple Honeycreeper (Cyanerpes caeruleus) Female
 
   

Note yellow legs. Similar to Shining Honeycreeper; the two species have a little bit of range overlap.

Red-legged Honeycreeper
Red-legged Honeycreeper (Cyanerpes cyaneus) Male
 
   

Red-legged Honeycreeper
Red-legged Honeycreeper (Cyanerpes cyaneus pacificus) Immature Male
Bahia Solano, Choco, Colombia  
   

Red-legged Honeycreeper
Red-legged Honeycreeper (Cyanerpes cyaneus carneipes) Female
Soberania National Park, Panama  
   

Shining Honeycreeper
Shining Honeycreeper (Cyanerpes lucidus isthmicus) Male
La Union de Guapiles, Costa Rica  
   
Photograph by Jorge Obando Gutierrez   © Copyrighted, All Rights Reserved.

Shining Honeycreeper
Shining Honeycreeper (Cyanerpes lucidus isthmicus) Female
La Union de Guapiles, Costa Rica  
   
Photograph by Jorge Obando Gutierrez   © Copyrighted, All Rights Reserved.

Note yellow legs. Similar to Purple Honeycreeper with a little bit of range overlap.

Short-billed Honeycreeper
Short-billed Honeycreeper (Cyanerpes nitidus) Male
Peru  
   
Photograph by Robert Lewis   © All Rights Reserved.


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