Local subspecies: Dacnis cayana paraguayensis, distributed in eastern and southern Brazil and neighbouring countries.
Synonyms: Motacilla cayana LINNAEUS 1766; Dacnis cayana paraguayensis CHUBB 1910
Figure 1. Male bird, attracted by playback in a garden in Guaramiranga. Dacnis cayana is rather common in gardens and semi-open areas in Serra de Baturité. As far as I can tell, the species is absent from the dry Caatinga lowlands of Ceará.To top of page
Figure 2. Female, probably the mate of the individual shown above.To top of page