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.

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The Red-legged Honeycreeper is classified as Least Concern. Does not qualify for a more at risk category. Widespread and abundant taxa are included in this category.

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The Red-legged Honeycreeper (Cyanerpes cyaneus) is a small songbird species in the tanager family (Thraupidae). It is found in the tropical New World from southern Mexico south to Peru, Bolivia and central Brazil, Trinidad and Tobago, and on Cuba, where possibly introduced. More

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The Red-legged Honeycreeper is a small, rare bird from the tanager family, typically found in various regions of Central and South America. These include southern Mexico, Peru, Bolivia, Ecuador and most parts of Brazil, and also in Cuba, and on the island of Trinidad and Tobago. There is a slight difference when it comes to the Trinidad and Tobago Honeycreepers however, as they are slightly larger than the birds on the mainland. More

The female Red-legged Honeycreeper builds a small cup nest in a tree, and incubates the clutch of two brown-blotched white eggs for 12-13 days, with a further 14 days to fledging. The Red-legged Honeycreeper is often found in small groups Description: The Red-legged Honeycreeper is 12.2cm long, weighs 14g and has a medium-long black, slightly decurved, bill. The male is violet-blue with black wings, tail and back, and bright red legs. More

Red-legged Honeycreeper (Cyanerpes cyaneus) Alson know as Blue Honeycreeper. Common in North Lowlands and Mountains. The male is bright blue with black mantle, wings, tail and lores and a bright turquoise crown. The legs are bright red while the bill is long and slender. The female is dull green above and pale yellow with greenish streaks below. Both sexes have bright yellow underwing coverts. More

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The red-legged honeycreeper is a sexually dimorphic species, meaning that males and females differ in appearance. During breeding season, the males have blue plumage with a black tail, back and wings as well as the red legs the species is named for. Non-breeding males are green with black patches on the wings while females have green bodies with lighter undersides. - Range This striking songbird can be found from Mexico to Argentina. More

A male Red-legged Honeycreeper, showing the bold pattern of blue and black plumage, and the bright red legs after which this species is named. Photo by Marcel Gahbauer, Las Caletas (CR), April 2008 - The extensive yellow patches on the wing are unique to males, and visible only when the wing is open. More

The Red-legged honeycreeper is often found in small groups. Physical Description The Red-legged Honeycreeper is about 4.8 inches long and weighs about 14 g. It has a medium-long and slightly decurved bill. The male is violet-blue with black covering its wings, back, and tail, and a crown of turquoise atop its head. Their legs are bright red. After breeding, the male moults into a mainly greenish plumage with black wings. More

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Order : Passeriformes
Family : Thraupidae
Genus : Cyanerpes
Species : cyaneus
Authority : (Linnaeus, 1766)
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