The Becard (BEK-erd) tyrant flycatchers use their thick bills to eat insects (and occasionally fruits and seeds). The common names describe the distinctive male coloration of each species.
Species and Their Distribution: They can be found throughout the tropical Americas.
Barred becard Pachyramphus versicolorCosta Rica, Panama, Venezuela, Peru, Bolivia)Black-and-white becard Pachyramphus albogriseusCosta Rica, Panama, Colombia, Venezuela, Ecuador, PeruBlack-capped becard Pachyramphus marginatusVenezuela, Guianas, Colombia, Ecuador, Peru, Bolivia, Brazil)Chestnut-crowned becard Pachyramphus castaneusVenezuela, Colombia, Ecuador, Peru, Bolivia, BrazilCinerous becard Pachyramphus rufusPanama, Colombia, Venezuela, Brazil, Peru, EcuadorCinnamon becard Pachyramphus cinnamomeusMexico, Central America, Colombia, Ecuador
Crested or Plain becard Pachyramphus validus
Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Ecuador, Paraguay, Peru
Glossy-backed becard Pachyramphus surinamusSuriname, Guyana, BrazilGreen-backed becard Pachyramphus viridisVenezuela, Guyana, Brazil, Bolivia, Paraguay, Uruguay, ArgentinaGrey-collared becard Pachyramphus majorMexico, Guatemala, Belize, Honduras, NicaraguaJamaican becard Pachyramphus nigerJamaicaOne-colored becard Pachyramphus homochrousPanama, Venezuela, Colombia, Ecuador, PeruPink-throated becard Pachyramphus minorGuiana, Venezuela, Colombia, Ecuador, Peru, Bolivia, BrazilRose-throated becard Pachyramphus aglaiaeArizona, Texas, Mexico, Central AmericaSlaty becard Pachyramphus spodiurusEcuadorWhite-winged becard Pachyramphus polychopterusGuatemala, Belize, Honduras, Nicaragua, Costa Rica, Panama, Argentina, Uruguay, Colombia, Ecuador, Trinidad and TobagoYellow-cheeked becard Pachyramphus xanthogenysEcuador, Peru
Species Research by Sibylle Johnson
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