|Purple Honeycreeper Cyanerpes caeruleus
|Brazil and Ecuador
The Purple Honeycreeper is distributed throughout most of the Amazon and Orinoco Basins as well as the Guianas, Trinidad and the Pacific coast of Colombia and Ecuador. See the distribution map at Birdlife International. They are found in the canopy and borders of humid forest and in clearings.
|It has a long, slender, decurved black bill. The male is purplish blue with bright yellow legs. The lores, throat, wings and tail are black. The female is very different being mostly green above with buff round the eyes, a yellow throat with pale blue malar and pale yellow stripes on green underparts.|
|They are often in large groups and/or mixed tanager flocks. They have a wide diet including insects and nectar as well as fruit.|
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