Birds of Colombia

    PASSERIFORMES: Tityridae (Tityras, Becards, Sharpbill)  
Genus: Pachyramphus (10 species, 17 worldwide)

Black-and-white Becard
Black-and-white Becard (Pachyramphus albogriseus) Male
  Note light-colored back and light to white lore compared to White-winged and Black-capped Becard. On female note black border to crown.
Photograph by Francesco Veronesi     Copyright and usage info

Chestnut-crowned Becard
Chestnut-crowned Becard (Pachyramphus castaneus)
REGUA, Cachoeiras de Macacu, RJ, Brazil  

Male and female similar.

Cinnamon Becard
Cinnamon Becard (Pachyramphus cinnamomeus cinnamomeus)
Bahia Solano, Choco, Colombia  

Generally common in midstory to canopy and sometimes lower. Male and female alike, unlike other becards.

One-colored Becard
One-colored Becard (Pachyramphus homochrous) Male
Bahia Solano, Choco, Colombia  

One-colored Becard
One-colored Becard (Pachyramphus homochrous homochrous) Female
Bahia Solano, Choco, Colombia  

Black-capped Becard
Black-capped Becard (Pachyramphus marginatus nanus) Male
Sacha Lodge, Ecuador
  Note dark back compared to Black-and-white Becard, but no black lore.
Photograph by Peter E. Hart     Copyright and usage info

Black-capped Becard
Black-capped Becard (Pachyramphus marginatus) Female
Parque Estadual do Rio Doce, Minas Gerais, Brazil
  Similar to White-winged and Black-and-white Becard Female. Note lack of white brow on Black-capped female.
Photograph by João Sérgio Barros F. de Souza   © All Rights Reserved.

Pink-throated Becard
Pink-throated Becard (Pachyramphus minor) Female
Photograph by David Ascanio -   © All Rights Reserved.

White-winged Becard
White-winged Becard (Pachyramphus polychopterus) Male
La Romera, Itagui, Antioquia, Colombia  

White-winged Becard
White-winged Becard (Pachyramphus polychopterus) Female
La Romera, Itagui, Antioquia, Colombia  

A common becard. The male body color varies from light gray to black across its large range. Note black back, cap and lore compared to related species. Females are more difficult to tell apart.

Cinereous Becard
Cinereous Becard (Pachyramphus rufus rufus) Male
Hato Aurora, Casanare, Colombia
  Cinereous means greyish.

Cinereous Becard
Cinereous Becard (Pachyramphus rufus rufus) Female
Hato Aurora, Casanare, Colombia  

Barred Becard
Barred Becard (Pachyramphus versicolor) Male
Rio Blanco Ecological Reserve, Manizales, Caldas, Colombia  

Barred Becard
Barred Becard (Pachyramphus versicolor versicolor) Female
Ucumarí Regional Park, Pereira, Risralda, Colombia  

A shorter smaller rounder attractive becard found at higher altitudes and usually vocal.
Male from front.
Female from back.

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Yellow-cheeked Becard (Pachyramphus xanthogenys)

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