Tit-like dacnis

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Tit-like dacnis
Tit-like-dacnis.jpg
Adult Male, Cajas National Park, Ecuador
Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Passeriformes
Family: Thraupidae
Genus: Xenodacnis
Cabanis, 1873
Species: X. parina
Binomial name
Xenodacnis parina
Cabanis, 1873

The tit-like dacnis (Xenodacnis parina) is a small neotropical passerine bird found in southern Ecuador and Peru. In Spanish, it is known as Azulito Altoandino. It is found in Andean montane scrub forests from 3000 m to 4600 m elevation.

Female - El Cajas Nat'l Park - Ecuador

Adults reach 12.5 cm in length. Males are solid deep blue with dark eyes, bill, and feet. Females of all subspecies are duller, with rufous-brown underparts.

References[edit]

  1. ^ BirdLife International (2012). "Xenodacnis parina". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2013.2. International Union for Conservation of Nature. Retrieved 26 November 2013.

Clements, James F., and Noam Shany. A Field Guide to the Birds of Peru. Ibis Publishing, 2001.