Black-faced Dacnis Dacnis lineata



Distinguishing Characteristics

Dacnis lineata is one of the tiniest members of the Tanager family (Thraupidae). Like most the tanegers its brightly colored.  Male Black-faced Dacnis are turqouise-blue, with a white tummy, black wings and a black bandit's mask. On the other hand females and juveniles are olive-green color. Adult male and female have startling yellow eyes, blackish legs, and a sharp black beak (Isler and Isler 1987).
This little beak is perfectly suited for gleaning tiny bugs from leaves and flowers, as well as for stealing sips of nectar when it's able. Dacnis lineata is a agile flier, and they have a short, conical,thin and very pointed bill and bright yellow iris. They also posses a black bill and blackish legs.

Detailed Description

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Bare Parts

D. l. egregia are smaller tanager with The Black-faced Dacnis has a short, conical, sort, thin and very pointed black bill. Their irises is are bright yellow and their legs are . They also posses a black bill also blackish legs.

Recommended Citation

Black-faced Dacnis (Dacnis lineata), In Neotropical Birds Online (T. S. Schulenberg, Editor). Cornell Lab of Ornithology, Ithaca, NY, USA. retrieved from Neotropical Birds Online: