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
Ecuador
  Note light-colored back and light to white lore compared to [White-winged Becard] 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  
   
Photograph by Tom Friedel   © All Rights Reserved.

Male and female similar.

Cinnamon Becard
Cinnamon Becard (Pachyramphus cinnamomeus cinnamomeus)
Bahia Solano, Choco, Colombia  
   
Photograph by Tom Friedel   © All Rights Reserved.

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  
   
Photograph by Tom Friedel   © All Rights Reserved.

One-colored Becard
One-colored Becard (Pachyramphus homochrous homochrous) Female
Bahia Solano, Choco, Colombia  
   
Photograph by Tom Friedel   © All Rights Reserved.


Black-capped Becard
Black-capped Becard (Pachyramphus marginatus nanus) Male
Sacha Lodge, Ecuador  
   
Photograph by Peter E. Hart     Copyright and usage info

Black-capped Becard
Black-capped Becard (Pachyramphus marginatus marginatus) Female
REGUA, Cachoeiras de Macacu, RJ, Brazil  
   
Photograph by Tom Friedel   © All Rights Reserved.

Uncommon. On male note dark back compared to [Black-and-white Becard], but no black lore. For female compare to [White-winged Becard] and [Black-and-white Becard]. Note lack of white brow on Black-capped female, as well as chestnut crown and yellow body.

Pink-throated Becard
Pink-throated Becard (Pachyramphus minor) Male
Manu Wildlife Center, Peru  
   
Photograph by Bruno Conjeaud   © All Rights Reserved.

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


White-winged Becard
White-winged Becard (Pachyramphus polychopterus) Male
La Romera, Itagui, Antioquia, Colombia  
   
Photograph by Tom Friedel   © All Rights Reserved.

White-winged Becard
White-winged Becard (Pachyramphus polychopterus) Female
La Romera, Itagui, Antioquia, Colombia  
   
Photograph by Tom Friedel   © All Rights Reserved.

A common becard. The male body color varies from light gray to black across its large range. On male 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.
   
Photograph by Tom Friedel   © All Rights Reserved.

Cinereous Becard
Cinereous Becard (Pachyramphus rufus rufus) Female
Hato Aurora, Casanare, Colombia  
   
Photograph by Tom Friedel   © All Rights Reserved.



Barred Becard
Barred Becard (Pachyramphus versicolor) Male
Rio Blanco Ecological Reserve, Manizales, Caldas, Colombia  
   
Photograph by Tom Friedel   © All Rights Reserved.

Barred Becard
Barred Becard (Pachyramphus versicolor versicolor) Female
Ucumarí Regional Park, Pereira, Risralda, Colombia  
   
Photograph by Tom Friedel   © All Rights Reserved.

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

Yellow-cheeked Becard
Yellow-cheeked Becard (Pachyramphus xanthogenys) Male
Rio Branco, Acre, Brazil  
   
Photograph by Anselmo d'Affonseca   © All Rights Reserved.

Typical becard found in canopy in foothills often near clearings. Male has black cap and yellow cheek and throat; female has neither. Once considered the same species as the [Green-backed Becard].


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