French: Dacnis à coiffe bleue German: Maskenpitpit Spanish: Dacnis carinegro
J. F. Gmelin, 1789,
See D. egregia. Two subspecies recognized.
Subspecies and Distribution
D. l. lineata
(J. F. Gmelin, 1789) – E base of Venezuelan Andes (extreme SE tip of Táchira), E Colombia (Norte de Santander S along base of Andes to W Meta, then generally from C Meta and Guainía) S to E Ecuador, E Peru and N Bolivia (S to Beni and Cochabamba), E to S & SE Venezuela S of R Orinoco (S & C Amazonas; Bolívar except NE), the Guianas and most of Amazonian Brazil (E to E Pará and EC Mato Grosso).
D. l. albirostris
Grantsau, 2010 – known only from type locality, São Gabriel da Cachoeira, Amazonas, Brazil, but range extrapolated as W of upper R Negro.
11 cm; 9·5–13 g. Bill thin and sharply pointed. Male has crown turquoise-blue, broad, sharply defined black mask extending from forehead and lores through eye and straight... read more
Call, in Ecuador, a thin, high “tzlip”; in Peru, call described as modulated, high “trree”,... read more
Canopy of tall, humid terra firme and várzea forest, at forest borders, scattered... read more
Food and feeding
Fruits and insects. Observed to eat small berries of melastomes, and to take bits of Cecropia catkin. Of 19 stomachs examined, 17... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. Fairly common to common. Occurs in many protected areas across vast Amazonian range, among them Nukak Natural Reserve and Cahuinarí, La Paya,... read more
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