Black-legged Dacnis (Dacnis nigripes) - HBW 16, p. 246
French: Dacnis à pattes noires
Spanish: Dacnis Patinegro
Taxonomy: Dacnis nigripes Pelzeln, 1856, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
This genus and Cyanerpes were previously regarded as members of a separate family, Coerebidae, but later placed in present family on basis of similarities in skull anatomy; molecular phylogenies indicate that the two genera are sisters and form a monophyletic group with Tersina. Monotypic.
Distribution: Coastal region of SE Brazil from C Espírito Santo S to Rio de Janeiro, São Paulo, E Paraná and NE Santa Catarina, including Santa Catarina I.
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One adult female near the nest with two young. Both male and female fed the nestlings. Locality Intervales State Park, São Paulo State, Brazil
Carlos Gussoni 7 February 2011 2 years ago 1 min 42 sec 3.6
Male and female building a nest. Locality Intervales State Park, São Paulo State, Brazil (Monotypic species)
Richard Garrigues 28 November 2008 3 years ago 1 min 14 sec 3.5
A male bird foraging around. Locality Itatiaia, Rio de Janeiro State, Brazil
Yoel Jimenez 1 October 2005 3 years ago 21 sec 3