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 bill than the Cyanerpes group, and is less heavily dependent on nectar.
Honeycreeper is also the name of an independent rock band from upstate New York. 
- Short-billed Honeycreeper, Cyanerpes nitidus
Shining Honeycreeper, Cyanerpes lucidus
Purple Honeycreeper, Cyanerpes caeruleus
Red-legged Honeycreeper, Cyanerpes cyaneus
- Birds of Venezuela by Hilty, ISBN 0-7136-6418-5
- Birds of Trinidad and Tobago by ffrench, ISBN 0-7136-6759-1
- Honeycreeper videos on the Internet Bird Collection