Genus Cyanerpes


Purple Honeycreeper - The Purple Honeycreeper is 4.5 in long, weighs 0.42 oz and has a long black decurved bill. The male is purple with black wings, tail and belly, and bright yellow legs. Females and immatures have green upperparts, and green-streaked yellowish-buff underparts. The throat is cinnamon, and there is a blue moustachial stripe. The call of Purple Honeycreeper is a thin high-pitched zree.

Red-legged Honeycreeper - The Red-legged Honeycreeper is on average 12.2 cm long, weighs 14 g and has a medium-long black, slightly decurved, bill. The male is violet-blue with black wings, tail and back, and bright red legs. The crown of its head is turquoise, and the underwing, visible only in flight, is lemon yellow. After the breeding season, the male moults into an eclipse plumage, mainly greenish with black wings.


Shining Honeycreeper - This is a forest canopy species, but also occurs in forest edges and secondary growth. The female builds a shallow cup nest in a tree, and incubates the clutch of two eggs.

Order : Passeriformes
Family : Thraupidae
Genus : Cyanerpes