Pink throated Becard (Pachyramphus minor)

Pink-throated Becard

[order] Passeriformes | [family] Tyrannidae | [latin] Pachyramphus minor | [UK] Pink-throated Becard | [FR] Becarde de Lesson | [DE] Rosensternbekarde | [ES] Anambe Gorgirrosa | [IT] Beccaio golarosata minore | [NL] Roodkeelbekarde


Monotypic species

Physical charateristics

In the male upparts including wings and tail black wit ha samll white shoulder patch. Underparts dark grey, with a reddish gular bar on the lower throat. The female has the crown, nape and mantle dark grey chaning in to rufous more lower down. The wing coverts are all rufous. Tail bright rufous, underparts pale cinnamon.

Listen to the sound of Pink-throated Becard

[audio: Becard.mp3]

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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. Found throughout Amazonia, this bird is usually unnoticed in forests and capoeiras because it perches very high up and is very quiet.


The nest is an untidy large ball made out of dead grass. It has a side entrance and is built 10-20 meter above ground. Both sexes participate in the nest building. No further data

Feeding habits

It lives alone or in pairs, sometimes joining mixed-species flocks in canopies or edges of forests. It captures insects during flight and also feeds on fruit.


This species has a large range, with an estimated global extent of occurrence of 6,900,000 km². The global population size has not been quantified, but the species is not believed to approach the thresholds for the population size criterion of the IUCN Red List (i.e., less than 10,000 mature individuals in conjunction with appropriate decline rates and subpopulation qualifiers), even though the species is described as ‘uncommon’ 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.
Pink-throated Becard status Least Concern


Sedentary throughout range.

Distribution map

Pink-throated Becard range map


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