Male of subspecies paraguayensis
Photo by Luiz
Serrinha do Alambari, Resende, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
, May 2007
Alternative Name: Turquoise Honeycreeper.
- Dacnis cayana
11â€“12 cm (4Â¼-4Â¾ in)
- Black forehead, throat, and back
- Black wings and tail, edged with turquoise
Female and immature
- Green upperparts
- Paler green underparts
- Green-edged brown wings
- Blue head
Female of subspecies paraguayensis
Photo by MKC
Guararema SP, Brazil
, June 2008
From Honduras through Central and South America to Bolivia, Paraguay, and Argentina.
Female of subspecies callaina
Photo by NJLarsen
Las Lajas, Chiriqui, Panama
, January 2018
Eight subspecies are recognized:
- Central Colombia (Cauca and Magdalena valleys)
Woodlands, terra firme forests and second growth.
They build a bulky cup nest. The 2 white, brown-blotched eggs are incubated by the female.
The diet consists of insects and fruit.
- Clements, J. F., T. S. Schulenberg, M. J. Iliff, D. Roberson, T. A. Fredericks, B. L. Sullivan, and C. L. Wood. 2016. The eBird/Clements checklist of birds of the world: v2016, with updates to August 2016. Downloaded from http://www.birds.cornell.edu/clementschecklist/download/
- Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive (retrieved November 2016)
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