Yellow-legged Honeycreeper

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The Yellow-legged Honeycreeper, also known as the Cyanerpes caeruleus, also commonly known as the Purple honeycreeper, is known in various parts of South America as well as southern Mexico. The name of this purple bird comes from it’s shockingly bright yellow feet.  This bird contains five sub-species.

Physical Description:

The Yellow-legged Honeycreeper is a small bird, with an average length of around four inches, and weigh between eight and fourteen grams.  The male honeycreepers have purple plumage, and black wings, bellies, and tails.  Females as well as younger birds have completely green and yellow bodies.


The Honeycreeper’s daily diet should consist of a variety of fruits, a Paradise Earth Softbill blend, and Paradise Earth Premium Insect Blend.


The Yellow-legged Honeycreeper lives in the forest canopy as well as cocoa and citrus plantations.   This bird moves by seasons into many different ranges extending from Mexico to north Brazil.  The Yellow-legged Honeycreeper can also be found on an island called Trinidad.  The females build small cup-like nests in tree stump hollows, these are generally found less than two meters above the ground.


The Yellow-legged Honeycreeper has a breeding season from April to June in Trinidad.  The second breeding season takes place from October to December.  A clutch of these eggs will consist of two darkly ‘spotted’ eggs.  The incubation period of these eggs lasts a little less than two weeks, and both males and females share the task of feeding the young.



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