Honeycreepers are small colourful birds of the tanager family. I hadn’t heard of honeycreepers before my trip to Costa Rica. They feed on nectar, which is how they get their name but as you can see from some of these pictures, they eat fruit as well.

Green Honeycreeper (male)

Green Honeycreeper (female)

Red-legged Honeycreeper (male)

Red-legged Honeycreeper (female)

Shining Honeycreeper (male)

Shining Honeycreeper (female)

A Batch of Birds (#1)

HereĀ areĀ some of my bird pictures from Costa Rica:

Acorn Woodpecker (female)


Black-billed Nightingale-Thrush

Collared Redstart

Flame-colored Tanager

Green Violetear

Long-tailed Silky-flycatcher

Red-headed Barbet

White-throated Mountain-gem

Beauty Everywhere

Here’s the first bird we saw today:

And here’s the whole picture, including his tail!

Isn’t that magnificent? He’s a Resplendent Quetzal. What a way to start a morning!

Then we walked around the hotel area. I couldn’t resist taking a picture of this gorgeous scenery:

And one more bird to finish off this post – and then I’m off to bed. 4:45 comes early!

Here’s two different shots of the same bird – a Fiery-throated Hummingbird. It’s amazing what a difference the angle of the light makes.