Chestnut-crowned Becard Pachyramphus castaneus

Brazilian name: caneleiro

Chestnut-crowned Becard, Parque do Zizo, São Paulo, Brazil, November 2006 - click for larger image Brazil

The Chestnut-crowned Becard is found in four disjunct areas: northern Venezuela, southern Venezuela, western and central Amazonia and south Brazil with neighbouring Paraguay. They inhabit borders and clearings in humid forest as well as secondary growth and are often seen perched in the open as in these photos.

Chestnut-crowned Becard, Parque do Zizo, São Paulo, Brazil, November 2006 - click for larger image Sexes look alike being cinnamon-rufous above with a darker crown and a broad grey stripe extending from the eye round the back of the neck. Underparts are pale cinnamon-buff.

The nest is a bulky structure made of twigs, leaves and moss usually built in a fork between branches and out of reach of most predators. The entrance is in the side facing downwards while the nest chamber is usually near the top of the structure.
Chestnut-crowned Becard, Parque do Zizo, São Paulo, Brazil, November 2006 - click for larger image

There are recordings on xeno-canto, a distribution map from NatureServe and additional information available via Avibase.

Chestnut-crowned Becard, Camacã, Bahia, Brazil, November 2008 - click for larger image
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