Tanagers (Thraupidae)

Yellow-bellied Dacnis (Dacnis flaviventer) - HBW 16, p. 246

French: Dacnis à ventre jaune German: Gelbbauchpitpit Spanish: Dacnis Ventriamarillo

Taxonomy: D.[acnis] flaviventer d’Orbigny and Lafresnaye, 1837, Yuracares, Bolivia.
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: Lowlands of SE Colombia (from W Caquetá and Vaupés) S to E Ecuador, E Peru and Bolivia (W Santa Cruz), E to S Venezuela (Amazonas and W half of Bolívar) and W Brazil (E to approximately R Negro, SC & WC Pará and N half of Mato Grosso).

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