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Scarlet-breasted dacnis - male and female, Rio Silanche Bird Sanctuary, Ecuador (Fun fact about this photo: I had no idea I was photographing both the male and female in this scene. To a viewfinder, this scene is almost pitch black.)<br />
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Subpar photos due to range issues and backlight but a high value target. This bird has a small distribution which is under threat. Within this distribution, it is rare to see. Photographed from the birding tower at Rio Silanche. <br />
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Scarlet-breasted dacnis - male and female, Rio Silanche Bird Sanctuary, Ecuador

(Fun fact about this photo: I had no idea I was photographing both the male and female in this scene. To a viewfinder, this scene is almost pitch black.)

Subpar photos due to range issues and backlight but a high value target. This bird has a small distribution which is under threat. Within this distribution, it is rare to see. Photographed from the birding tower at Rio Silanche.

Scarlet-breasted dacnis, Rio Silanche Bird Sanctuary, Ecuador Subpar photos due to range issues and backlight but a high value target. This bird has a small distribution which is under threat. Within this distribution, it is rare to see. Photographed from the birding tower at Rio Silanche.<br />
https://www.jungledragon.com/image/127843/scarlet-breasted_dacnis_-_male_and_female_ecuador.html<br />
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Scarlet-breasted dacnis - male, Rio Silanche Bird Sanctuary, Ecuador Subpar photos due to range issues and backlight but a high value target. This bird has a small distribution which is under threat. Within this distribution, it is rare to see. Photographed from the birding tower at Rio Silanche. <br />
https://www.jungledragon.com/image/127842/scarlet-breasted_dacnis_ecuador.html<br />
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  1. Great bird!!! Posted 5 months ago

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The scarlet-breasted dacnis is a species of bird in the family Thraupidae. It is found in Colombia and Ecuador. Its natural habitat is subtropical or tropical moist lowland forests. It is threatened by habitat loss.

Similar species: Passerines
Species identified by Ferdy Christant
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By Ferdy Christant

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Uploaded Jan 14, 2022. Captured Nov 8, 2021 08:53 in 4VV5+XF Pedro Vicente Maldonado, Ecuador.
  • NIKON D850
  • f/5.6
  • 1/250s
  • ISO320
  • 400mm