Birds of Colombia

    PASSERIFORMES: Thraupidae (Tanagers and 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.


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White-bellied Dacnis (Dacnis albiventris)
   



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Scarlet-breasted Dacnis (Dacnis berlepschi) Vulnerable
   



Blue Dacnis
Blue Dacnis (Dacnis cayana caerebicolor) Male
Manantiales del Campo, Antioquia, Colombia
  Colombian Blue Dacnis, especially in Magdalena, are very rich blue.
   

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

Blue Dacnis
Blue Dacnis (Dacnis cayana) Female
Soberania National Park, Panama  
   


Yellow-tufted Dacnis
Yellow-tufted Dacnis (Dacnis egregia egregia) Male
San Carlos, Antioquia, Colombia
  Split from the Black-faced Dacnis, and only found in Magdalena/Colombia and west Ecuador.
   


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  
   


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
 
   

Black-faced Dacnis
Black-faced Dacnis (Dacnis lineata) Female
 
   


Scarlet-thighed Dacnis
Scarlet-thighed Dacnis (Dacnis venusta venusta) Male
Costa Rica  
   

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 thights, and bright light blue head.

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



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