Rose-Throated Becard

SCIENTIFIC NAME: Pachyramphus Aglaiae 

Rose-Throated Becard

The most distinguishing characteristic of this bird is the rose-colored neck bib found in adult males.

Males are mostly gray in color, with a contrasting darker upperside and a pale gray underside, they also have a black crown.

Females are mostly brown, with a rusty brown upperside and a pale buffy underside. They have a dark gray crown, not nearly as stunning as the males.

BILL: dusky, relatively short, stout, and slightly hooked.

SIZE: small, measures about 7 - 7.5 inches in length, with a wingspan of 11 inches.

WEIGHT: weighs about 33 grams.

COLOR: rose color, gray, black, brown, rusty-brown and buff.

Feeds heavily on insects and spiders, but will also feed on seeds and berries.

Pine-oak woodlands and evergreen forest.

South-easternmost Arizona and extreme southern Texas of the United States to western Panama.

CALL: A mournful "seeeeuuuwww".

NEST: The female builds a large, football-shaped nest that hangs down from a tree branch, with a hole near the bottom.

EGGS: 3 - 6 eggs.

Their foraging behavior varies. They may glean insects from foliage, or capture them by flycatching.

They can be difficult to observe as they often forage high in the forest canopy.

Rose-Throated Becard Infographic





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