|Red-legged Honeycreeper Cyanerpes cyaneus
Brazilian name: Saí azul de pernas vermelhas
|Brazil & Honduras
The Red-legged Honeycreeper is distributed from Mexico through Central America and into lowland Colombia and the Amazon and Orinoco Basins. There is a disjunct population in eastern Brazil. See the distribution map at Birdlife International.
|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
The female is dull green above and pale yellow with greenish streaks below. Both sexes have bright yellow underwing coverts.
|They are found mainly in the canopy and mid-storey where they forage for insects, small berries and sometimes nectar. They can be tempted onto bird tables with fruit.|
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