Tanagers (Thraupidae)

Scarlet-breasted Dacnis (Dacnis berlepschi) - HBW 16, p. 248

French: Dacnis à poitrine rouge German: Rotbrustpitpit Spanish: Dacnis Pechirrojo

Taxonomy: Dacnis berlepschi E. J. O. Hartert, 1900, Lita, north-western Ecuador.
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: SW Colombia (Pacific slope of Nariño) and NW Ecuador (S to Pichincha, but mainly in Esmeraldas).