Black capped Becard (Pachyramphus marginatus)

Black-capped Becard

[order] Passeriformes | [family] Tyrannidae | [latin] Pachyramphus marginatus | [UK] Black-capped Becard | [FR] Becarde a calotte noire | [DE] Streifenruckenbekarde | [ES] Anambe Capirotado | [IT] Anambe Capirotado | [NL] Zwartkapbekarde


Genus Species subspecies Breeding Range Breeding Range 2 Non Breeding Range
Pachyramphus marginatus SA Amazonia, e Brazil
Pachyramphus marginatus marginatus
Pachyramphus marginatus nanus

Physical charateristics

The male as a scaly black crown, dark grey mantle with some black. Rump and upper tail grey, tail and wings black. Outer wing feathers tipped white looking like two wing bars. Underparts greyish white. The female crown chestnut; green mantle, rump and upper tail coverts. Tail mainly black with some brown and a black bar, outer feathers cinnamon tips. Bill and legs plumbeous..

Listen to the sound of Black-capped Becard

[audio: Becard.mp3]

Copyright remark: Most sounds derived from xeno-canto

wingspan min.: 0 cm wingspan max.: 0 cm
size min.: 13 cm size max.: 14 cm
incubation min.: 18 days incubation max.: 21 days
fledging min.: 20 days fledging max.: 22 days
broods: 1   eggs min.: 2  
      eggs max.: 4  


It is found in Bolivia, Brazil, Colombia, Ecuador, French Guiana, Guyana, Peru, Suriname, and Venezuela.


Its natural habitat is subtropical or tropical moist lowland forests


No data.

Feeding habits

Forages in the upper and midlevels in pairs or alone. Feeds on fruit and insectsd which are caught by perch-sally-gleaning.


This species has a large range, with an estimated global extent of occurrence of 6,400,000 km². The global population size has not been quantified, but it is believed to be large as the species is described as ‘frequent’ in at least parts of its range (Stotz et al. 1996). Global population trends have not been quantified, but the species is not believed to approach the thresholds for the population decline criterion of the IUCN Red List (i.e., declining more than 30% in ten years or three generations). For these reasons, the species is evaluated as Least Concern.
Black-capped Becard status Least Concern


Sedentary throughout range.

Distribution map

Black-capped Becard range map


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