|Adult Male, Cajas National Park, Ecuador|
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.
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.
Clements, James F., and Noam Shany. A Field Guide to the Birds of Peru. Ibis Publishing, 2001.
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