Definition of honeycreeper
1a tropical American tanager (songbird) with a long curved bill, feeding on nectar and insects.
- Genera Cyanerpes and Chlorophanes, family Emberizidae (subfamily Thraupinae): five species
2 (also Hawaiian honeycreeper) a Hawaiian songbird of variable appearance and with a specialized bill, several kinds of which are now endangered.
- Family Drepanididae (or Fringillidae): several genera and species, often with Hawaiian names such as the iiwi and ou