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Pink-throated Becard Pachyramphus minor

Matt Liebers
Version: 1.0 — Published July 20, 2012

Diet and Foraging

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Very little information. Probably primarily insectivorous, but the diet also includes berries and probably other fruit (Beebe 1916, Haverschmidt 1968). Insects identified in the diet include caterpillars (Lepidoptera), Hemiptera Homoptera, and orthopterans (Beebe 1916, Haverschmidt 1968). Tostain et al. (1992) observed adults provisioning juveniles with "large insects", including orthopterans. Another specimen (n = 1) had unidentified insect remains in the stomach (Willard et al. 1991).

Foraging Behavior

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