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Blue Dacnis Dacnis cayana



Conservation Status

The Blue Dacnis (Dacnis cayana) is the most common and widespread of the Dacnis tanagers (Isler and Isler 1987, Restall 2007). Because of this the conservation status of the Blue Dacnis is listed as Low Priority (Parker et. al. 1996).

Effects of human activity on populations

The Blue Dacnis has been reported as being hunted in the state of Ceará, mostly to become caged birds (Fernandes-Ferreira et al. 2011). In this study Blue Dacnis was mentioned by 75 percent of people interviewed as being caught for commercial and captive reproductive purposes. The Blue Dacnis was found in the open markets of Fortaleza, Baturité, and Itapipoca (Fernandes-Ferria et al. 2011).

Recommended Citation

Blue Dacnis (Dacnis cayana), In Neotropical Birds Online (T. S. Schulenberg, Editor). Cornell Lab of Ornithology, Ithaca, NY, USA. retrieved from Neotropical Birds Online: