White-winged Becard Pachyramphus polychopterus


Doubtless partly as a result of its ability to adapt to modified habitats, the White-winged Becard is one of the geographically most widespread members of the genus Pachyramphus, it being found across much of Central America north to Guatemala, and over virtually all of the northern two-thirds of South America, predominantly east of the Andes. The White-winged Becard inhabits forested areas of many types, and is perhaps most frequently encountered, in pairs, within mixed-species foraging flocks in the middle to upper strata. Some eight subspecies are recognized in the modern day, some of which display quite dramatic morphological variation, especially in males.

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Recommended Citation

White-winged Becard (Pachyramphus polychopterus), 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/whwbec1