Barred Becard Pachyramphus versicolor

  • © Juan José Arango

The Barred Becard is a distinctive little becard of Andean forests. The yellow wash to the cheeks recalls the larger Green-backed Becard (Pachyramphus viridis), but P. versicolor is the only becard with narrow black barring below. The male is mostly black above while the female has a distinctive combination of yellow underparts, a gray cap, a green back, and chestnut wings. This species is fairly active and pairs often join mixed-species canopy flocks. The rising, whistled song is delivered intermittently throughout the day.

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© David L. Ross, Jr.

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

Recommended Citation

Barred Becard (Pachyramphus versicolor), In Neotropical Birds Online (T. S. Schulenberg, Editor). Cornell Lab of Ornithology, Ithaca, NY, USA. retrieved from Neotropical Birds Online: