Black-and-white Becard (Pachyramphus albogriseus)

Order: Passeriformes | Family: Tityridae | IUCN Status: Least Concern

Age: Adult | Sex: Male | Loc. Loja, Ecuador

Age: Adult | Sex: Female | Loc. Lambayeque, Peru

Age: Adult | Sex: Male | Loc. Southwest Ecuador

Age: Adult | Sex: Females | Loc. Southwest Ecuador

Identification & Behavior: ~14 cm (5.7 in). The male Black-and-White Becard is mostly gray with a black cap and blackish wings with feathers fringed with white. The tail is gray with white terminal tips. The female has a rufous cap and olive mantle. The wings and tails are dusky with rufous wing bars and tail tips. The underparts are yellow-olive. The female is similar to the female White-winged Becard and Black-capped Becard but the ranges of these species are not known to overlap.

Status: The Black-and-White Becard is uncommon in montane forests of the east slope of the Andes at elevations ranging between 1500-2300 m. It also occurs in the semi-deciduous forest of the Marañon Basin and Tumbes. It also occurs in Co and Ec.

Name in Spanish: Cabezón Blanco y Negro.

Sub-species: Black-and-white Becard (Pachyramphus albogriseus salvini), Richmond, 1899.

Meaning of Name: Pachyramphus: Gr. pakhus= stout, thick and rhamphos= bill. albogriseus: L. albus white and griseum= gray.

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Distribution Map


    • Species range based on: Schulenberg, T. S., D. F. Stotz, and L. Rico. 2006. Distribution maps of the birds of Peru, version 1.0. Environment, Culture & Conservation (ECCo). The Field Museum. on 03/01/2016.