Birds of Colombia

    PASSERIFORMES: Thraupidae (Tanagers and allies)  
Genus: Dacnis (9 species, 10 worldwide)

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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

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)
Costa Rica  

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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