Though he’s called a purple honeycreeper this bird looks stunningly blue in photographs.
Since deep purple can be misinterpreted as blue by the camera lens I wonder … Is this bird purple in real life? I’d have to visit northern South America or Trinidad to verify his color. He doesn’t migrate.
Click on his scientific name — Cyanerpes caeruleus — for his range map.
(photo by Gregory “Greg” Smith via Flicker, Creative Commons license. Click on the image to see the original)