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Pachyramphus minor

Pink-throated Becard

  • Order: Passeriformes
  • Family: Tityridae
  • Monotypic

Authors: Liebers, Matt

Pachyramphus minor

Manaus, Amazonas, Brazil; 12 June 2011 © Anselmo d'Affonseca

Widely distributed over the greater part of the Amazon Basin, Pink-throated Becard often is considered to be most closely related to One-colored Becard (Pachyramphus homochrous), Rose-throated Becard (Pachyramphus aglaiae), and Crested Becard (Pachyramphus validus); these species have allopatric or parapatric distributions. Male Pink-throated Becard has very dark plumage, with a relatively small and dark pink throat patch, while females are predominantly cinnamon below and over the face and neck, with a grayish crown and mantle, and rufous-fringed dark wings. Pink-throated Becard occupies tall terra firme forest, where it frequently joins large mixed-species foraging flocks containing both insectivores and frugivores in the midstory to subcanopy.

Recommended Citation

Liebers, Matt. 2012. Pink-throated Becard (Pachyramphus minor), Neotropical Birds Online (T. S. Schulenberg, Editor). Ithaca: Cornell Lab of Ornithology; retrieved from Neotropical Birds Online:

This map provided by Robert S. Ridgely.

  • Migration/Movement:Resident (nonmigratory)
  • Primary Habitat:Tropical lowland evergreen forest
  • Foraging Strata:Midstory/Canopy
  • Foraging Behavior:Sally
  • Diet:Terrestrial invertebrates
  • Sociality:Solitary/Pairs
  • Mating System:Unknown
  • Nest Form:Spherical
  • Clutch: 3 - 3
  • IUCN Status:Least Concern