The masked bandit, El Zorro. Otherwise known as the male Green Honeycreeper. These guys are literally electric green blue when see in strong light. Eyes are reddish colored. The beak is usually strong yellow on the lower mandible. Active at nectar and fruit. One of the short list of birds that can be seen at cams 1 2 and 3.

The female is a muted pale green over the whole body and she lacks the mask. Beak is the same yellow below and it is a curved and fairly heavy beak that separates these greenies from the tanager species. Note the Green-headed Tanager in the back and the far right Bananaquit.

The Ecuador camera feeder is often dominated by Honeycreepers. Same species. Here you see four males and a female. Far right is a male Green-crowned Emerald hummingbird.

The camera 2 shot from Debbie. They have become fairly regular feeders at the nectar on this cam in winter.

And the camera 2 shot from Lesley. The color here comes much closer to the real life tint.

Big clean shot from Debbie again showing the female on the right and the masked male on the left.

The stunning Ecuador shot from Marcia Braga with a bolt of light illuminating a male Purple Honeycreeper at the right side. Note the yellow legs unlike Luck's Dacnis species. The Blue Dacnis does not occur here at Buenaventura. You can also see here clockwise from the male Purple, a Green Thorntail hummingbird followed by a Green-crowned Emerald and then another Thorntail, a male Green Honeycreeper and then an illuminated female Green Honeycreeper before we come back to the stunning Purple. The Purple is near its altitude limit here at Buenaventura and this is surely as far south on the west side of the Andes that they occur. They are mainly a northern Amazonian bird found below 1000 meters.