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|From my recent vacation in Panama|
The Green Honeycreeper (Chlorophanes spiza) is a small bird in the tanager family. It is found in the tropical New World from southern Mexico south to Brazil, and on Trinidad. It the only member of the genus Chlorophanes.
The Green Honeycreeper is 13–14 cm (5-5.5 in) long and weighs 14 to 23 grams, averaging about 19 grams. It has a long decurved bill. The male is mainly blue-tinged green with a black head and a mostly bright yellow bill. The female Green Honeycreeper is grass-green, paler on the throat, and lacks the male's iridescence and black head. Immatures are plumaged similar to females. The call is a sharp chip.
This is a forest canopy species. The female Green Honeycreeper builds a small cup nest in a tree, and incubates the clutch of two brown-blotched white eggs for 13 days. It is less heavily dependent on nectar than the other honeycreepers, fruit being its main food (60%), with nectar (20%) and insects (15%) as less important components of its diet.
(From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia)
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- [2012-01-10 18:49]
Just gorgeous , well done on the camera work as well, that tele converter really lets you reach out and touch some thing.
this .....is nothing BUT sensational. You must have been thrilled to capture this. When i see this..it makes me start my new budget plan ... BRILLIANT capture my friend, worth the trip right? :0)
wow, fantastic pic of a fantastic bird. TFS
very nice capture of this colourful bird with good composition and great sharpness.
such a lovely and uncommon colour! wow, a new bird to me! the clarity is good. and light too. but sharpness is a bit low, especially in the region of legs... otherwise, a fabulous capture.
thanks for sharing.
- [2012-01-11 6:33]
Gorgeous light and colours good composition and details.