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Pink-throated Becard Pachyramphus minor

Matt Liebers
Version: 1.0 — Published July 20, 2012


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Pink-throated Becard occupies midstory and canopy of lowland forest (Haverschmidt 1968, Hilty and Brown 1986, Hilty 2003). Like other species of becards, perches with an upright posture, and peers about sluggishly, often bobbing the head; takes food with sallies to foliage or to hover for fruit (Hilty 2003). Can be difficult to follow behavioral habits for a longer period of time since a bird will take only a few perches in a tree before flying off some distance to a new foraging site (Hilty 2003).


Little information. At one site in southeastern Peru, mean territory size was 8 ha (n = 2), and the estimated density was 3 pairs/100 ha (Terborgh et al. 1990).

Sexual Behavior

No information. Presumably is at least socially monogamous.

Social and interspecific behavior

Pink-throated Becard usually is in pairs, or, less frequently, small groups that probably are a family unit. Regularly associates with mixed species flocks (Terborgh et al. 1984, Hilty 2003).


No information.

Recommended Citation

Liebers, M. (2012). Pink-throated Becard (Pachyramphus minor), version 1.0. In Neotropical Birds Online (T. S. Schulenberg, Editor). Cornell Lab of Ornithology, Ithaca, NY, USA. https://doi.org/10.2173/nb.pitbec1.01