Saturday, March 31, 2018

Green Honeycreeper

Three species of honeycreepers flocked to the feeders at the Laguna del Lagarto lodge on 13 and 14 July 2017. All are small, bright tanagers. We also saw all three at other locations in Costa Rica, but the feeders at the lodge offered the best opportunities for photography.

The first of these birds is the Green Honeycreeper. The female is in the first photo, a male in the second. This species mostly eats fruit but also consumes insects and nectar. Like other honeycreepers, they can be found alone, or in pairs, often traveling in mixed species flocks through the forest canopy. Green Honeycreepers range from southern Mexico south across across much of northern South America. Although common where it is found, relatively little research is devoted to this species (Zamudio and Burns 2011).

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