English : Red-legged honeycreeper
French : Guit-guit saï
Class : Aves
Order : Passeriformes
Family : Thraupidae
Notes : 11 subspecies known
This species reaches a maximum length of 13 cm for a weight of 18 g. Short but thin black bill. Male is dark blue with turquoise crown feathers, black wings with blue bar. Female is green with green-streaked cream throat and belly. Red legs.
Range and habitat
This species occurs in Central and South America, from south-east Mexico to west Brazil and North Bolivia. Isolated population in Atlantic coast of east Brazil. Lives in woodlands, plantations, second growth, clearings, up to 1500 m.
IUCN RED LIST : LEAST CONCERN
CITES : Not Listed
Status : The species remains common in most of its range and occurs in many protected areas. East Brazil population has a restricted range.
Ex-Situ Programs : None known
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