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Tit-like Dacnis
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Male
Information
Common Name Azulito Altoandino
Range southern Ecuador and Peru.
Scientific Classification
Kingdom Animalia
Phylum Chordata
Class Aves
Order Passeriformes
Family Thraupidae
Genus Xenodacnis
Species Xenodacnis parina
Conservation Status
LCSpecies
Least Concern

The tit-like dacnis (Xenodacnis parina), is a species of tanager found in southern Ecuador and Peru. Its Spanish name is Azulito Altoandino. It is found in Andean montane scrub forests from 3000 m to 4600 m elevation. It is the only member of its genus Xenodacnis.

Adults reach 12.5 cm in length. Males are solid deep blue with dark eyes, bill, and feet. Female of all subspecies is duller, with rufous-brown underparts.

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