Crested Becard Pachyramphus validus
(aka Plain Becard)
 

Brazilian name: Caneleiro-de-chapéu-preto

Female Crested Becard, Tamandaré, Pernambuco, Brazil, October 2008 - click for larger image Brazil

The Crested Becard is distributed south of the Amazon from the north-east of Brazil through central and southern Brazil to adjacent areas of Argentina, Paraguay, Bolivia and Peru. There is also a disjunct population in south-east Ecuador.

Immature male Crested Becard, Porto Seguro, Brazil, November 2008 - click for larger image It is found in the canopy and on the borders of woodland and forest and up to 3,500 metres in the Andes.

The male, not shown here is dark grey above and light grey below. The female, seen here in photo 1, has a grey crown, a cinnamon face and rufous upperparts with dusky wings, yellowish-cinnamon throat and buffy underparts.
Immature male Crested Becard, Porto Seguro, Brazil, November 2008 - click for larger image

Photos 2 and 3 show a juvenile male.

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

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