Pink-throated Becard Pachyramphus minor

  • Order: Passeriformes
  • Family: Tityridae
  • Monotypic
  • Authors: Liebers, Matt

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.


© Paul K Donahue

  • Year-round
  • Migration
  • Breeding
  • Non-breeding

Recommended Citation

Liebers, Matt. 2012. Pink-throated Becard (Pachyramphus minor), version 1.0. In Neotropical Birds Online (T. S. Schulenberg, editor). Cornell Lab of Ornithology, Ithaca, New York, USA.