Pink-throated Becard Pachyramphus minor
Version: 1.0 — Published July 20, 2012
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Sounds and Vocal Behavior
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Pink-throated Becard generally is quiet (Hilty and Brown 1986, Hilty 2003). The song variously is described as "a clear, rising whistle, tyoooeee" (Hilty and Brown 1986); as "a clear, melodic tuuuweeeit, obviously rising" (Ridgely and Tudor 1994); and as "a thin, wiry, high, rising-falling, whiny tewwweeewww or a rising tueeeet?" (Lane, in Schulenberg et al. 2010). This sometimes is followed by interspersed by series of twittering notes (Ridgely and Tudor 1994).
Calls include "a soft grosbeaklike (Pheucticus) pik" (Remsen, in Hilty and Brown 1986) or "a sharp ik" (Lane, in Schulenberg et al. 2010), and "a rapid chatter of squeaky whistles and whines" (Lane, in Schulenberg et al. 2010).