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ˈhʌn iˌkri pərhon·ey·creep·er

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. honeycreeper, Hawaiian honeycreepernoun

    small to medium-sized finches of the Hawaiian islands

  2. honeycreepernoun

    small bright-colored tropical American songbird with a curved bill for sucking nectar


  1. honeycreepernoun

    Any of various nectar-feeding birds of the tanager family, belonging to the genera Cyanerpes, Chlorophanes, and Iridophanes.

    Etymology: honey + creeper

  2. honeycreepernoun

    Also applied to the Hawaiian honeycreeper, a passerine songbird of Hawaii.

    Etymology: honey + creeper


  1. Honeycreeper

    The typical honeycreepers are small birds in the tanager family. They are found in the tropical New World from Mexico south to Brazil. They occur in the forest canopy, and, as the name implies, they are specialist nectar feeders with long curved bills. The four Cyanerpes species have colourful legs, long wings and a short tail. The males are typically glossy purple-blue and the females greenish. The Green Honeycreeper is called a Honeycreeper, but belongs to the monotypic Chlorophanes genus. It has a larger, stouter beak than the Cyanerpes group, and is less heavily dependent on nectar. The Golden-collared Honeycreeper, is also a honeycreeper, but is monotypic in the genus Iridophanes.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of honeycreeper in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of honeycreeper in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

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