French: Dacnis à plumets jaunes German: Gelbsteißpitpit Spanish: Dacnis egregio
P. L. Sclater
Subspecies and Distribution
D. e. egregia
P. L. Sclater, 1855 – N Colombia in S Córdoba (upper R Sinú), Antioquia (lower R Cauca and Nechí Valley), and middle and upper Magdalena Valley from Santander S to Tolima and Huila.
D. e. aequatorialis
Berlepsch & Taczanowski, 1884 – W Ecuador (Esmeraldas S to El Oro) and extreme SW Colombia (Nariño#R).
11 cm. Bill sharply pointed. Male nominate race has crown turquoise-blue, conspicuous broad black mask extending from forehead and lores through eye and rearwards, where... read more
Call, in W Ecuador, a thin, high-pitched “tsrrip”. Song not described.
Broken forest and hill forest, plantations, second growth, and scattered trees in gardens and... read more
Food and feeding
Fruits, presumably also some arthropods; seen especially at fruiting Miconia and trees with small berries. Occurs singly, in pairs... read more
Status and conservation
Not assessed. Probably not globally threatened. Both populations generally uncommon and somewhat local. Occurs in a few protected areas, including El Paujíl Reserve (... read more
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