male; long decurved bill; purple and black plumage (Zoo; 2012-10-23)

Purple Honeycreeper
Cyanerpes caeruleus

Native Range: South America

Notes: native to western Columbia and Ecuador, among othe regions in northwestern South America; strong sexual dimorphism with the female (not pictured) being mostly all lime-green.

bright yelow legs and feet (Zoo; 2012-10-23)

male; black on face, throat, wings, and tail (Zoo; 2012-10-23)

male; beautiful purple-blue plumage (Zoo; 2012-10-23)