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Shining Honeycreeper

(Cyanerpes lucidus)

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Identification:

Male is small blue bird with black wings, tail, throat, and eyestripe; yellow legs; longish, thin, down-curved bill; female is green with streaked lace, blue and white streaked chest, light yellowish belly and yellow legs; 10 cm (4 in). (Mielero Luciente).

Habitat:

Low and middle elevations, Caribbean and southern Pacific slopes; found in tree canopy in semi-open habitats such as forest edges, tree plantations, shady gardens.

Found in the following Parks:

Arenal Volcano National Park.
Braulio Carrillo National Park.
Carara National Park.
Cahuita National Park.
Caño Negro National Wildlife Refuge.
Corcovado National Park.
La Selva Biological Reserve.
Manuel Antonio National Park.
Rincón de La Vieja National Park.
Tortuguero National 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.


Shining Honeycreeper (Cyanerpes lucidus), Costa Rica