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Red-legged Honeycreeper

(Cyanerpes cyaneus)

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Male is small blue bird with black back, wings, tail, and eyestripe; turquoise top of head; red legs; longish, thin, down-curved bill; female is green with light eyestripe; yellowish green chest / belly with dull streaks; 12cm (4.75 in). (Mielero Patirojo)


Low and middle elevation drier forests, northern Caribbean and Pacific slopes; found in tree canopy usually in more open sites such as forest edges, tree plantations, gardens, and trees along waterways.

Found in the following Parks:

Arenal Volcano National Park.
Carara National Park.
Caño Negro National Wildlife Refuge.
Corcovado National Park.
Manuel Antonio National Park.
Palo Verde National Park.
Rincón de La Vieja National Park.
Santa Rosa Nacional Park.
Robert & Catherine Wilson Botanical Garden.

If you want to read about Eco-Tourism, Ecology, Behavior, Breeding and more of Costa Ricas' Fauna, we recommend to buy the Travelers' Wildlife Guide of Costa Rica by Les Beletzky (or Belesky) with beautiful illustrations by Davis Dennis. This priceless guide is our constant companion, when we travel around Costa Rica, Panama and Nicaragua.
To buy the complete book visit Interlink Books

The team of Discovery Travel World wishes you the best of times in our little paradise called Costa Rica.

Red-legged Honeycreeper (Cyanerpes cyaneus), Costa Rica