male; purple and black plumage; red legs (Panama; 2008-05-30)

Red-legged Honeycreeper
Cyanerpes cyaneus

Native Range: Latin America

Notes: a small and stunningly beautiful tanager with red legs and a rather long decurved bill; shows strong sexual dimorphism.

light blue crown; black face patch, back, wings, tail (Panama; 2008-05-30)

purple wing line separates black on back from wing (Panama; 2008-05-30)

dorsal view; note the tongue sticking out (Panama; 2008-05-30)

side view; a strikingly beautiful bird (Panama; 2008-05-30)

female; lime-green plumage, darker on back (Panama; 2008-05-30)

female; note again the sharp decurved bill (Panama; 2008-05-30)