Anne Elliott

Anne Elliott

Posted on 04/08/2017


Photo taken on March 16, 2017


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Green Honeycreeper male, Asa Wright Nature Centre, Trinidad, Day 4

Green Honeycreeper male, Asa Wright Nature Centre, Trinidad, Day 4
Yes, I did it again - posted a pile of photos overnight, hoping that they don't show up as today's photos (8th March). No time to add descriptions to any of these photos, but at least they are added to my albums. Am adding one more photo before I go to bed, of this gorgeous Green Honeycreeper, taken at the Asa Wright Nature Centre on Trinidad, on 16 March 2017.

"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 is the only member of the genus Chlorophanes.

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.

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.

en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Green_honeycreeper

A couple of days ago, I found this video on YouTube, taken by Rigdon Currie and Trish Johnson, at many of the same places we visited on Trinidad and Tobago. Not my video, but it made me feel like I was right there still. Posting the link here so that I won't lose it. Almost at the end of the video, it shows footage of their trip by boat to Little Tobago island, which is where my most recent photos were taken, with more to follow.

youtu.be/BBifhf99f_M

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Pam J
Pam J
Amazing colour !

Admired in ~ I ♥ Nature
6 months ago. Edited 6 months ago.
Anne Elliott
Anne Elliott
Thanks so much, Pam!
6 months ago.
Helena Ferreira
Helena Ferreira
Wonderful bird!
6 months ago.
sasithorn_s (mostly off until November)
sasithorn_s (mostly…
Stunningly beautiful!! Great bird portrait!!!

Admired in Group: I ♥ Nature
6 months ago.
Twintoo
Twintoo
Awesome image
6 months ago.