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Pink-throated Becard Pachyramphus minor

Matt Liebers
Version: 1.0 — Published July 20, 2012


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Distribution in the Americas

Pink-throated Becard occurs throughout most of Amazonia. The distribution extends from eastern Colombia south through Ecuador and Peru to Bolivia, and east across Brazil, on both banks of the Amazon, to Venezuela and the Guyanas (Haverschmidt 1968, Hilty and Brown 1986, Tostain et al. 1992, Ridgely and Greenfield 2001a, Hennessey et al. 2003, Hilty 2003, Schulenberg et al. 2010). Distribution in Peru of Pink-throated Becard. Solid circles: specimen records; open circles; sight records; dotted line: 1000 m contour (Schulenberg et al. 2006)

The elevational distribution of Pink-throated Becard extends from the lowlands up to 500 m in Colombia (Hilty and Brown 1986), to 600 m in Ecuador (Ridgely and Greenfield 2001a), to 1050 m in Peru (Walker et al. 2006), and to 1300 m in Bolivia (Hennessey et al. 2003).

Distribution outside the Americas

Endemic to South America.


Pink-throated Becard occupies forest, especially lowland evergreen forest, especially in humid terra firme forest and forest borders (Hilty and Brown 1986). Also in "forests on the sand-ridged and in savanna forest" (Haverschmidt 1968), várzea forest (less frequently; Hilty and Brown 1986), and swamp forest ("low, [with] Ficus-dominated canopy, [and] tall Heliconia understory"; Terborgh et al. 1984).

Historical changes

None reported.

Fossil history

None reported.

Distribution of the Pink-throated Becard
  • Year-round
  • Migration
  • Breeding
  • Non-Breeding
Distribution of the Pink-throated Becard

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