White-winged Becard

It is found in Argentina, Belize, Bolivia, Brazil, Colombia, Costa Rica, Ecuador, French Guiana, Guatemala, Guyana, Honduras, Mexico, Nicaragua, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Suriname, Trinidad and Tobago, Uruguay, and Venezuela. Chile is the only country of South America where the White-winged Becard occurs. The White-winged Becard ranges east of the Andes cordillera, except in Colombia and Ecuador.

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Original source: Dominic Sherony
Author: Dominic Sherony

The White-winged Becard is classified as Least Concern. Does not qualify for a more at risk category. Widespread and abundant taxa are included in this category.

THE White-winged Becard (Pachyramphus polychopterus) is one of the smaller and more plainly attired members of the great cotinga family, a most heterogeneous group of passeriform birds related to the American flycatchers and confined to the warmer parts of the Western Hemisphere. Although the cotingas are so characteristic of the bird life of tropical America, very little is known of their nest- ing. More

The White-winged Becard (Pachyramphus polychopterus) is a species of bird in the Tityridae family. It has traditionally been placed in Cotingidae or Tyrannidae, but evidence strongly suggest it is better placed in Tityridae. where now placed by SACC. The species contains 8 subspecies that vary markedly in plumage and voice, and it has been suggested that they represent more than one species. More

White-winged Becard determination Similar species Tyrannidae Amazonian Royal Flycatcher | Bearded Tachuri | Black-capped Becard | Black-chested Tyrant | Black-crowned Tityra | Black-tailed Tityra | Boat-billed Flycatcher | Boat-billed Tody-Tyrant | Bran-coloured Flycatcher | Brown-crested Flycatcher | Cinereous Becard | Cinereous Mourner | Cinnamon Attila | Cinnamon-crested Spadebill | Cliff Flycatcher | Common Tody-Flycatcher | Double-banded Pygmy-tyrant | Drab Water-Tyrant More

The White-winged Becard can be overlooked, but it cannot be overheard. The song has a rather special tone color or timbre, which makes it unique and easy to identify. There are several song types, but all with a similar tone color. The long high-frequency whistle with label "cj" is from a marmoset (Callithrix jacchus). See fig. 2 for details of section with label A. White-winged Becard (Pachyramphus polychopterus) Recorded 27/04/2008 in Reserva Ecol More

White-winged Becard, as the latter species is seen quite regularly, but if the reports come from anywhere around the Canal area I would suspect that the bird was most likely a Cinereous Becard (reported occasionally from Madden Lake, just east of the Canal), which is currently on my potential list. I hope to clear up this mystery within a few weeks. Return to Bird Species Watchlist Copyright More

White-winged becardBirds in Suriname = - White-winged becard, Suriname Photo of a white-winged becard, made by Foek Chin Joe in the North of Paramaribo (tourtonne) in May 2005. This is quite a common bird in the coastal region, in mangroves, plantations and gardens. It seems to like to build its nest near a wasp nest, acoording to Fran More

Order : Passeriformes
Family : Cotingidae
Genus : Pachyramphus
Species : polychopterus
Authority : (Vieillot, 1818)