Chestnut-crowned Becard (Pachyramphus castaneus)

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

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Age: Adult | Sex: Unknown | Loc. Southern Brazil

chestnut-crowned_becard
Age: Adult | Sex: Unknown | Loc. Southern Brazil

chestnut-crowned_becard
Age: Adult | Sex: Unknown | Loc. Southern Brazil

chestnut-crowned_becard
Age: Adult | Sex: Unknown | Loc. Southern Brazil


Identification & Behavior: ~14.5 cm (5.7 in).  The Chestnut-crowned Becard is cinnamon-rufous with warmer upperparts. It has a chestnut cap bordered below by gray. It forages in the canopy and sub-canopy along forest edges and interior forest. It is similar to the female Cinereous Becard but is distinguished by the broad gray area below the chestnut cap. It is smaller than the female Pink Throated Becard and Crested Becard both of which have gray top of the heads.

Status: The Chestnut-crowned Becard is uncommon and widespread in Amazonia. It also occurs in Co, Ec, Br, and Bo.

Name in Spanish: Cabezón de Corona Castaña.

Sub-species: Chestnut-crowned Becard (Pachyramphus castaneus saturatus), Chapman, 1914.

Meaning of Name: Pachyramphus: Gr. pakhus= stout, thick and rhamphos= bill. castaneus: L. castaneus= chestnut-coloured.

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Distribution Map
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References:

    • 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.  http://fm2.fieldmuseum.org/uw_test/birdsofperu on 03/01/2016.