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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 />
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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, 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.

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 />
https://www.jungledragon.com/image/127845/scarlet-breasted_dacnis_-_male_ecuador.html Dacnis berlepschi,Ecuador,Ecuador 2021,Fall,Geotagged,Rio Silanche Bird Sanctuary,Scarlet-breasted dacnis,South America,World

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 />
https://www.jungledragon.com/image/127842/scarlet-breasted_dacnis_ecuador.html<br />
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    comments (6)

  1. The photos are fine. They are spectacular-looking birds! I added this video of their song:

    Posted 12 days ago
    1. Interesting, like a high pitch whisper. Thanks for adding this. Posted 12 days ago
      1. You're welcome. Bird calls are so unique and fun to listen to. Posted 11 days ago
  2. So nice! Posted 12 days ago
    1. Thanks! Posted 12 days ago
  3. Another striking bird! Posted 12 days 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 09:30 in 4VV5+XF Pedro Vicente Maldonado, Ecuador.
  • NIKON D850
  • f/5.6
  • 1/500s
  • ISO180
  • 400mm