Turquoise Dacnis Dacnis hartlaubi

  • Order: Passeriformes
  • Family: Thraupidae
  • Monotypic
  • Authors: Holly McMullen, Casey H. Richart, and Kevin J. Burns

Priorities for Future Research

Turquoise Dacnis has a "high" research priority compared to other Neotropical birds (Parker et al. 1996). Future research should prioritize conservation measures. In order to address the illicit crop production issue that prevents the protection of sensitive habitats, it is suggested that conservationists work with local communities to promote positive social reform and long-term economic growth (Fjeldså et al. 2005). The rising popularity of silvopasture farming should also be further researched, as practices that promote shade-agroforestry protect forest habitats and improve despoiled land (McDermott and Rodewald 2014). Further field surveys would provide better understanding of its distribution and population size. A better understanding of its ecological requirements would allow conservation measures to maintain populations, and perhaps allow for the betterment of habitat at shaded plantations (Stattersfeld and Capper 2000).

Recommended Citation

McMullen, H., C. H. Richart, and K. J. Burns (2018). Turquoise Dacnis (Dacnis hartlaubi), version 1.0. In Neotropical Birds Online (T. S. Schulenberg, Editor). Cornell Lab of Ornithology, Ithaca, NY, USA. https://doi.org/10.2173/nb.turdac1.01