Scarlet-thighed dacnis

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Scarlet-thighed dacnis
Dacnis venusta -Panama-8a.jpg
In Panama
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Passeriformes
Family: Thraupidae
Genus: Dacnis
Species: D. venusta
Binomial name
Dacnis venusta
(Lawrence, 1862)

The scarlet-thighed dacnis (Dacnis venusta) is a tanager 4¾" long. It is found in Costa Rica, Colombia, Ecuador and Panama.

Description[edit]

Iris bright red in male, duller red in female. Male unmistakable with bright turquoise blue crown and nape, sides of head and neck, centre of back, rump and scapulars.; forehead lores, sides of back, wings and tail, and mid-throat and entire remaining underparts black; the thighs are scarlet, but these are usually hidden. Female dull greenish blue above, brightest on cheeks, scapulars, and rump, duskier on back, wings, and tail; below dingy buffy greyish, buffiest on belly and undertail coverts.

References[edit]

A Guide to Birds of Panama by Robert S. Ridgely and John A. Gwynne, Jr.

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