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Viridian Dacnis Dacnis viguieri

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



The behavior of this species is not well known but it has been said to act like other Dacnis (Hilty and Brown 1986). Dacnis typically live in lowlands and are typically observed in pairs (Isler and Isler 1987).


There is no information on territoriality in Viridian Dacnis.

Sexual Behavior

Sexual behavior in Viridian Dacnis not described. Presumably it is at least socially monogamous.

Social and interspecific behavior

Not much information has been recorded for social behavior but is said to have similar interactions as other Dacnis (Hilty and Brown 1986). Recorded behaviors of other Dacnis include traveling alone, in pairs, and associating with flocks of several species (Isler and Isler 1987).


No predators have been documented for this species.

Recommended Citation

Reed, M., C. H. Richart, and K. J. Burns (2017). Viridian Dacnis (Dacnis viguieri), version 1.0. In Neotropical Birds Online (T. S. Schulenberg, Editor). Cornell Lab of Ornithology, Ithaca, NY, USA.