Ever since I first see the Red-legged Honeycreeper, I inmediately knew I was seeing one of the most gorgeous species Costa Rica has. Then I met the Green Honeycreeper, and I stood delighted. The male has a striking combination of dark green body, deep black hood, bright yellow bill and dark red iris, which just looks amazing, even when wet. In fact, I would say a wet male screams Rain forest, that’s enough to love it. The female is not as exotic, however the green color of their feathers is so bright as to defy belief.
The male has a bright green body, with black half hood, red eye and yellow bill. What a combination!
He is almost a model, gorgeous and looking in all directions. It moved very fast on the branch
The rainfall would not step this little bird to put on a display of poses for us
Looks like a curious bird, most probably watching over the banana nearby
Now perched on a smaller branch. In this pose it looks fluffier
This branch is probably a centimeter wide, so judge the birds size
The male is rather a turquoise color, so it stands out even against a bright green background
I love this bird’s color. It’s almost like Athabasca in Canada
Looks like it is going to take off to the air
Rainfall started to pick up and with it light started to decline
The female is rather plain, but their green color is very bright
Same pose here, right by the Bromeliad. Note the size difference