female; generally lime-green; blue streaks on breast (Panama; 2008-06-21)

Shining Honeycreeper
Cyanerpes lucidus

Native Range: Latin America

Notes: a spritely tanager with a long decurved bill that it uses to sip nectar from flowers; shows striking sexual dimorphism with the male (not pictured here) displaying a dark shining-purple plumage and the female being mostly lime-green but with blue streaks on her breast.

quite decurved bill; bright yellow legs and feet (Panama; 2008-06-21)

dorsal view; lime-green above; bluish head (Panama; 2008-06-21)

frontal view; greenish flanks; creamy belly (Panama; 2008-06-21)