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Pink-throated Becard Pachyramphus minor

Matt Liebers
Version: 1.0 — Published July 20, 2012


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Little information. The nest is "a huge ball of leaves and moss with a side entrance, usually at a great height in trees" (Haverschmidt 1968). Both sexes contribute to nest construction (Haverschmidt 1968). Three nests at one site in Brazil all were in "smooth-trunked mulateiro (Peltogyne sp.) trees ... at the edge of the forest and experimental plantations" (Oniki and Willis 1982). The height of one of these nests was 19 m; another nest in Brazil was only 5 m above the ground (Pinto 1953). Nest dates in Suriname are January (nest building) and April (occupied) (Haverschmidt 1968); in French Guiana, February and July (both under construction), with adults feeding juveniles in March (Tostain et al. 1992); and in central Brazil, January (nest with eggs), June (nest with eggs),July (nest building), September, and October (Pinto 1953, Oniki and Willis 1982). The clutch is three (Pinto 1953; n = 2 nests). Eggs are off white, marked with brownish speckles (Pinto 1953). The incubation and nestling periods have not been documented.

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