Family Tanagers (Thraupidae)

Near Threatened

Viridian Dacnis (Dacnis viguieri)


French: Dacnis vert German: Grünflügelpitpit Spanish: Dacnis verdoso

Dacnis viguieri


, 1883,

Isthmus of Panama, on shores of the Gulf of Darién




E Panama (E Darién) and NW Colombia (N Chocó, NW Antioquia and SW Córdoba).

Descriptive notes

10 cm. Small dacnis with sharp, pointed bill. Male has lores, mantle and tail black; rest of head, nape, side of back, rump, uppertail-coverts and throat and entire... read more


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Humid forest and along forest borders, also in scrubby second growth; reports of individuals in dry... read more

Food and feeding

Little information. Has been seen in canopy of flowering Erythrina trees in E Panama.


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Status and conservation

Not globally threatened. Currently considered Near-threatened. Restricted-range species: present in Darién lowlands EBA. Rare. Considerable number of specimens from both... read more

Recommended citation

Hilty, S. (2020). Viridian Dacnis (Dacnis viguieri). In: del Hoyo, J., Elliott, A., Sargatal, J., Christie, D.A. & de Juana, E. (eds.). Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive. Lynx Edicions, Barcelona. (retrieved from on 20 January 2020).