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Yellow-legged or Purple Sugarbird

(Cyanerpes caeruleus)

The Yellow-legged Honeycreeper (Cyanerpes caeruleus), also known as the Purple Sugarbird, is found from Southern Mexico, through Latin America to Northern South America.

These 3-1/2 inch birds are nectar feeders and should be offered nectar daily. They will live happily in a mixed aviary and should be offered a diet of mixed soft fruits, sponge cake soaked in nectar and a few insects. If given an aviary to themselves they may be encouraged to breed. The nest is made out of tiny soft grasses and rootlets and is often built in a small box. The young require vast quantities of small live food if they are to be raised successfully.

Yellow legged