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Cinereous Becard Pachyramphus rufus

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The Cinereous Becard is a reasonably distinctively plumage member of the genus Pachyramphus, with males exhibiting relatively little contrast in the gray coloration of the upper- and underparts, but having a paler throat and lores, and a deep black, rather shaggy crown, while females are almost entirely rufous-brown, with whitish lores, and a paler belly region. The species has in the past occasionally been suggested to be conspecific with the Slaty Becard (Pachyramphus spodiurus) of Tumbesian Ecuador and Peru, but it is not even clear if the latter species is the closest relative of the Cinereous Becard, which is found across much of the northern half of South America east of the Andes.

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Recommended Citation

Cinereous Becard (Pachyramphus rufus), In Neotropical Birds Online (T. S. Schulenberg, Editor). Cornell Lab of Ornithology, Ithaca, NY, USA. retrieved from Neotropical Birds Online: https://neotropical.birds.cornell.edu/Species-Account/nb/species/cinbec2