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Crested Becard

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Alternative name: Plain Becard

Photo by Francisco Paludo Morretes, ParanĂ¡, Brazil, December, 2016
Photo by Francisco Paludo
Morretes, ParanĂ¡, Brazil, December, 2016
Pachyramphus validus


[edit] Identification

17–18·5 cm (6¾-7¼ in)

  • Dark grey to black upperparts
  • White patch on back, partly hidden
  • Greyish face
  • Pale supraloral spot

[edit] Distribution

South America: found in Ecuador, Peru, Bolivia, Brazil, Paraguay, Uruguay and Argentina.

[edit] Taxonomy

[edit] Subspecies

FemalePhoto by Francisco PaludoCuritiba-PR, Brazil, March 2017
Photo by Francisco Paludo
Curitiba-PR, Brazil, March 2017

There are 2 subspecies[1]

  • P. v. audax:
  • P. v. validus:

[edit] Habitat

Denizen of the mid-level Atlantic forest.

[edit] Behaviour

[edit] Diet

Their diet consists of large insects. Generally they hunt on their own, but are occasionally seen with mixed species flocks.

[edit] References

  1. Clements, J. F., T. S. Schulenberg, M. J. Iliff, D. Roberson, T. A. Fredericks, B. L. Sullivan, and C. L. Wood. 2016. The eBird/Clements checklist of birds of the world: v2016, with updates to August 2016. Downloaded from
  2. Avibase
  3. Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive (retrieved January 2017)

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