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Pachyramphus homochrous

One-colored Becard

  • Order: Passeriformes
  • Family: Tityridae


Pachyramphus homochrous

Buenaventura, Ecuador; 1 August 2011 © Francesco Veronesi

The One-colored Becard is found from central Panama south to northwest Peru, and east across the north coast of South America as far as northwest Venezuela. Males are predominantly blackish, albeit becoming steadily paler over the underparts, and females are warm rufous over the back and wings, and more cinnamon over the remainder of the body and head, again grading paler below. The species’ relationships are presently considered unclear, but it has been suggested that this species is most closely related to the Rose-throated Becard (Pachyramphus aglaiae), Pink-throated Becard (Pachyramphus minor) and Crested Becard (Pachyramphus validus), and all four of these species have sometimes, especially formerly, been placed in the separate genus Platypsaris.

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Recommended Citation

. 2010. One-colored Becard (Pachyramphus homochrous), Neotropical Birds Online (T. S. Schulenberg, Editor). Ithaca: Cornell Lab of Ornithology; retrieved from Neotropical Birds Online:

This map is based on maps available from the NatureServe InfoNatura website, for the distribution in Central America and/or Caribbean, and on a map provided by Robert S. Ridgely, for the South American distribution.

The data for the InforNatura maps are provided by NatureServe in collaboration with Robert Ridgely, James Zook, The Nature Conservancy - Migratory Bird Program, Conservation International - CABS, World Wildlife Fund - US, and Environment Canada - WILDSPACE.

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