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One-colored Becard

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FemalePhoto © by Steve Herrmann (Ecuadorrebel)Milpe Bird Sanctuary, Ecuador - July 2010
Female
Photo © by Steve Herrmann (Ecuadorrebel)
Milpe Bird Sanctuary, Ecuador - July 2010
Pachyramphus homochrous

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[edit] Identification

16·5 cm
Male
Slaty black above, darkest on the crown, wings and tail. Underparts uniform gray.
Female
ufous above with dusky lores. Cinnamon buff below. Dusky primaries with blackish on wing-coverts.

[edit] Similar species

Slaty Becard is slightly smaller and has whitish lores (upper part at least) but otherwise very similar

[edit] Distribution

Central and South America:
Central America: occurs only in Panama
South America: found in Colombia, Venezuela, Ecuador and Peru

[edit] Taxonomy

[edit] Subspecies

Juvenile MalePhoto © by Stanley Jones El Oro Province Ecuador, November, 2014
Juvenile Male
Photo © by Stanley Jones
El Oro Province Ecuador, November, 2014

There are 3 subspecies[1]:

  • P. h. canescens:
  • P. h. homochrous:
  • Tropical central Panama to north-western Peru (Tumbes and Piura)
  • P. h. quimarinus:
  • North-western Colombia (Sinú Valley)

[edit] Habitat

Fairly common in canopy and borders of humid forest. Observed at heights around 800 m.

[edit] Behaviour

Often in pairs. Raises crown feathers and pumps head.

[edit] Diet

Their diet consists of insects and fruit. They usually forage in pairs, but sometimes join 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. 2014. The eBird/Clements checklist of birds of the world: Version 6.9., with updates to August 2014. Downloaded from http://www.birds.cornell.edu/clementschecklist/download/
  2. Avibase
  3. Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive (retrieved February 2015)
  4. BF Member observations

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