White-bellied Dacnis (Dacnis albiventris)

Order: Passeriformes Family: Thraupidae | IUCN Status: Least Concern

Age: Adult | Sex: Male | Loc. Sucumbios, Ecuador

Age: Adult | Sex: Female | Loc. Rio Branco, Brazil

Identification & Behavior: ~11 cm (4.3 in). The male White-bellied Dacnis has a blue mantle, head, and breast. It has a black mask through a golden eye. The belly is white with grayish flanks. The female has greenish upperparts. The throat is gray and grades to yellowish on the rest of the underparts. It forages in the canopy of mature Terra Firme forest. The female is similar to the female Black-faced Dacnis but is distinguished by having greenish upperparts and yellowish underparts.

Status: The White-bellied Dacnis is rare and generally restricted the departments of Loreto and Ucayali and also locally in Madre de Dios. It also occurs in Co, Ec, and Br.

Name in Spanish: Dacnis de Vientre Blanco.

Sub-species: White-bellied Dacnis (Dacnis albiventris), (P. L. Sclater), 1852.

Meaning of Name: Dacnis: Gr. Daknis= Type of bird from Egypt, otherwise unidentified, mentioned by Hesychius and Pompeius Festus. albiventris: L. albus= white and venter, ventris= belly.

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Distribution Map


    • Species range based on: Schulenberg, T. S., D. F. Stotz, and L. Rico. 2006. Distribution maps of the birds of Peru, version 1.0. Environment, Culture & Conservation (ECCo). The Field Museum.  http://fm2.fieldmuseum.org/uw_test/birdsofperu on 03/01/2016.