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Black-faced Dacnis Dacnis lineata


Of principally Amazonian distribution, the Black-faced Dacnis is also found on the Pacific slope of Ecuador and in parts of northern Colombia, and ranges from the lowlands to at least 1350 m. It inhabits a wide range of forest types including both terra firme and seasonally flooded areas. Males are very distinctive and highly attractive. Largely blue below, over the crown and nape, and fringes to the wings, the rest of the plumage is black, with yellow or white ventral underparts, depending on such subspecies. The irides are strikingly yellow, a feature that is shared by the much more drably plumaged female, which is principally greenish olive above, and paler below.

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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: