Rose-throated Becard

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(Pachyramphus aglaiae)

Rose-throated Becard is a ostensibly a small tropical flycatcher, although its proper taxonomic placement has recently been grouped with the tityras (family Tityridae). It is uncommon in the US, with an occasional sighting in southern Arizona or south Texas. The male is all gray with a darker crown and the namesake pinkish-red throat, while the female looks entirely different, with a brown back, rufous tail, and light throat and underparts.

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2 Responses to Rose-throated Becard

  1. SPOTED ROSE-THROATED BECARD IN OUR BACKYARD IN WHITING NJ

    • john says:

      Rose-throated Becard is an extremely rare bird in the US, and even then only in southern Arizona or south Texas. Much more likely in NJ at this time of year is Rose-breasted Grosbeak.

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