Thursday, May 26, 2022

Green Honeycreeper

The green honeycreeper is another of the many members of the tanager family we saw in Ecuador. It was at the Milpe Bird Sanctuary outside of Mindo. It looks more turquoise than green, has a black head, a yellow bill and a red eye. The female, which we did not see, is a dull green all over and I suppose that may be where the name comes from. 

There are seven subspecies and it has quite a large range, from southern Mexico to much of northern South America. 

1 comment:

  1. The yellow beak really stands out in contrast to the feathers.