Red-legged honeycreeper

The red-legged honeycreeper (Cyanerpes cyaneus) is a small songbird species in the tanager family (Thraupidae). It is found in the tropical New World from southern Mexico south to Peru, Bolivia and central Brazil, Trinidad and Tobago, and on Cuba, where possibly introduced. Tha attached image was taken in Altos del Maria, Panama. The adult male is one of the few tropical birds that changes its plumage during the breeding season; outside breeding season the blue-violet parts of its plumage become green, the back and crown also turn green; Being thus with a plumage similar to the one of a female but with black wings.

Red-legged honeycreeper
Red-legged honeycreeper

Red-legged honeycreeper
Red-legged honeycreeper
Red-legged honeycreeper
Red-legged honeycreeper