French: Dacnis à poitrine rouge German: Rotbrustpitpit Spanish: Dacnis pechirrojo
E. J. O. Hartert
Lita, north-western Ecuador
SW Colombia (Pacific slope of Nariño) and NW Ecuador (S to Pichincha, but mainly in Esmeraldas).
12 cm. Distinctive colourful dacnis with thin and pointed bill. Male has inconspicuous narrow black mask from base of forehead through lores and eye, somewhat variable; rest... read more
Song, in Ecuador, described as a very fast, evenly high-pitched series of thin notes, “tsit-... read more
Canopy of humid and wet foothill forest, treefalls, and forest and river borders; less often older... read more
Food and feeding
Poorly known. Feeds on fruit, insects and probably nectar, but diet not well documented. In Ecuador, singles, pairs and small groups seen,... read more
Family groups with juveniles and immatures observed most often in Jun–Nov dry season. No other information.
Status and conservation
VULNERABLE. Restricted-range species: present in Chocó EBA. Rare to uncommon; poorly known. Has extremely limited distribution in Colombia (vicinity of Ricaurte and... read more
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