One-colored Becard (Pachyramphus homochrous)

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

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

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

Age: Adult | Sex: Males | Loc. Buenaventura, Ecuador

Age: Adult and Im.| Sex: Female & Male | Loc. Buenaventura, Ecuador

Identification & Behavior: ~14 cm (5.5 in). The male One-colored Becard has a black cap and dusky-black upperparts and tail. The wing coverts are faintly fringed with white. The underparts are slaty gray. It has no distinguishable lores. The female is cinnamon-rufous, warmer on the upperparts, also without distinguishable lores. It forages in the canopy and sub-canopy of semi-deciduous forests generally in pairs. It is very similar to the Slaty Becard but is distinguished by larger size and no pale lores, which are present on the Slaty Becard.

Status: The One-colored Becard is uncommon on the western lowlands of extreme northwest Peru where it is known to range up to 750 m along the foothill of the Andes. It also occurs in Co and Ec.

Name in Spanish: Cabezón Unicolor.

Sub-species: One-colored Becard (Pachyramphus homochrous homochrous), P. L. Sclater, 1859

Meaning of Name: Pachyramphus: Gr. pakhus= stout, thick and rhamphos= bill. homochrous: L. homos, homōs=  common,  alike and khroa= color, appearance; homokhrous=  uniform, of one color.

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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.