Birds of Colombia

    PASSERIFORMES: Thraupidae (Tanagers & Allies)  
Genus: Dacnis (9 species, 10 worldwide)

Dacnis (genus Dacnis) are small tanagers with short pointed bills. The male is brightly colored while the female is drab or less colored.


White-bellied Dacnis
White-bellied Dacnis (Dacnis albiventris) Male
Beruri, Amazonas, Brazil  
   
Photograph by Hector Bottai     Copyright and usage info

Male is blue with black mask and white belly.

Scarlet-breasted Dacnis
Scarlet-breasted Dacnis (Dacnis berlepschi) Male Vulnerable
Pichincha, Ecuador  
   
Photograph by Robert Johnson   © All Rights Reserved.

Rare and local. Male blue with red chest and yellow eye. Female has brown where male has blue.

Blue Dacnis
Blue Dacnis (Dacnis cayana) Male
Comedero "Diego", Boca Tapada, Costa Rica  
   
Photograph by Jorge Obando Gutierrez   © Copyrighted, All Rights Reserved.

Blue Dacnis
Blue Dacnis (Dacnis cayana caerebicolor) Male
Manantiales del Campo, Antioquia, Colombia
  Colombian Blue Dacnis, especially in Magdalena, are very rich blue.
   
Photograph by Tom Friedel   © All Rights Reserved.

Blue Dacnis
Blue Dacnis (Dacnis cayana) Female
Soberania National Park, Panama  
   
Photograph by Tom Friedel   © All Rights Reserved.


Yellow-tufted Dacnis
Yellow-tufted Dacnis (Dacnis egregia egregia) Male
San Carlos, Antioquia, Colombia  
   
Photograph by Tom Friedel   © All Rights Reserved.

Split from the [Black-faced Dacnis], and only found in Magdalena/Colombia and west Ecuador. Found near small berries. Best seen around San Rafael, Antioquia.

Yellow-bellied Dacnis
Yellow-bellied Dacnis (Dacnis flaviventer) Male
Sani Lodge, Amazonia, Ecuador  
   
Photograph by Patty McGann     Copyright and usage info

Yellow-bellied Dacnis
Yellow-bellied Dacnis (Dacnis flaviventer) Female
Mocoa, Putumayo, Colombia  
   
Photograph by Tom Friedel   © All Rights Reserved.


Turquoise Dacnis
Turquoise Dacnis (Dacnis hartlaubi) Male Vulnerable ENDEMIC
Laguna Pedro Palo, Cundinamarca, Colombia  
   
Photograph by Tropical Birding (Nick Athanas)   © All Rights Reserved.

Rare. Sometimes seen outside of the forest.

Black-faced Dacnis
Black-faced Dacnis (Dacnis lineata) Male
 
   
Photograph by Tom Friedel   © All Rights Reserved.

Black-faced Dacnis
Black-faced Dacnis (Dacnis lineata) Female
 
   
Photograph by Tom Friedel   © All Rights Reserved.


Scarlet-thighed Dacnis
Scarlet-thighed Dacnis (Dacnis venusta venusta) Male
Costa Rica  
   
Photograph by Tom Friedel   © All Rights Reserved.

Scarlet-thighed Dacnis
Scarlet-thighed Dacnis (Dacnis venusta venusta) Female
Bajos del Toro, Costa Rica  
   
Photograph by Jorge Obando Gutierrez   © Copyrighted, All Rights Reserved.

A small tanager with difficult to see scarlet thighs, and bright light blue head.

Viridian Dacnis
Viridian Dacnis (Dacnis viguieri)
  Image credit: John Gerrard Keulemans (1842-1912). Note yellow eye.
   
Photograph by Prints     Copyright and usage info



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