Species Spotlight: Green Honeycreeper

If you look closely, you might spot our new green honeycreeper in Upland Tropical Rain Forest

Published December 08, 2017

Green honeycreepers can be found from southern Mexico to northwestern Peru, central Bolivia and southeast Brazil. They are found mostly in the canopy of humid forests and forest borders with large trees, and prefer those with fruits and flowers. 

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One of the most distinctive features of this species is their slender, slightly curved bill, which is mostly yellow. The male is bright blue-green in color, with a broad black mask. Females are a duller, more uniform green. They can grow up to about 5 inches in length and weigh an average of 19 grams. 

The green honeycreeper forms pairs or flocks with other rain forest birds, such as tanagers, warblers and other honeycreepers. These birds search the edge of the forest for fruit trees. Their diets consist mainly of fruit, small insects and nectar.

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