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Yellow-bellied Dacnis - BirdForum Opus

Photo by COLOMBIA Birding
Mitu, south-western Colombia, December 2011
Dacnis flaviventer



  • Yellow belly
  • Red eye
  • Black head with dull green on the crown and nape


  • Olive brown upperparts
  • Dull brownish-buff underparts
  • Indistinct mottling on the throat and breast
Photo by Widus
Cristalino Lodge, Alta Floresta (Mato Grosso), Brazil, November 2014


South America: found in south-eastern Colombia to southern Venezuela, Ecuador, Peru, northern Bolivia and western Amazonian Brazil.


This is a monotypic species[1].


Amazonian rain forests near rivers and subtropical or tropical swamps.



The nest is a fragile open cup built of fern and spiderweb, lined with rootlets, dried grasses and moss woven together, placed in a fork of a tree.


Their diet consists of fruit, nectar and insects.


  1. Clements, J. F., T. S. Schulenberg, M. J. Iliff, D. Roberson, T. A. Fredericks, B. L. Sullivan, and C. L. Wood. 2014. The eBird/Clements checklist of birds of the world: Version 6.9., with updates to August 2014. Downloaded from http://www.birds.cornell.edu/clementschecklist/download/
  2. Avibase
  3. Arthur Grosset
  4. Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive (retrieved November 2014)

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