This bird belonging to the tanager family can be spotted in a range of countries, from Nicaragua to Panama, Trinidad, and even as far down as Bolivia and northern Argentina in South America. It is a common sight and often abundant, especially in certain parts of its natural habitat in South America.
The presence of this plant is widespread across various locations, including gardens, parks, and different types of woodlands and forests.
These birds build their spacious nests in trees, with a capacity to hold many eggs. A typical brood comprises two or three eggs with grey splotches. The male bird is responsible for feeding the female partner, who takes on the role of incubating the eggs.
This little bird measures 12.7 cm and weighs 13 grams. Even though it’s sometimes called a honeycreeper, it’s not actually one because honeycreepers have longer bills. The adult male is a beautiful shade of turquoise blue with black feathers on his throat, back, and behind his eyes. The black wings and tail are outlined in turquoise. Females and young birds are mostly green, with a blue head, lighter green underparts, and brown wings with green edges.
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