Green Honeycreeper

How perfectly camouflaged is this green honeycreeper, spotted briefly resting on a bush in the lush gardens of our accomodation near Arenal Volcano in Costa Rica. At a quick glance you might not even notice it.

green honeycreeper female

This is the female of the species. The male is an iridescent cyan colour, as you can see at the above Wikepedia link. These birds are part of the American family of tanagers.

I was quite pleased with the focusing on this quickly taken shot. The Panasonic Lumix DMC TZ-80 does impressive work for its size – almost as good as the huge kit of SLR body and two zoom lenses that I used to lug around.