Barred Becard Pachyramphus versicolor

Colombian name: Cabezón Barrado

Barred Becard, Cerro Montezuma, Tatama, Risaralda, Colombia, April 2012 - click for larger image Cerro Montezuma, Tatamá, Risaralda, Colombia
April 2012

The Barred Becard is distributed in the Andes from western Venezuela to western Bolivia. See the distribution map at NatureServe. It is found in the canopy and borders of humid forest and woodland mainly between 1,500 and 2,900 metres.

The male, shown here, is black above with a white rump and bold white edges to the wing feathers. the face and throat are greenish yellow and there is faint barring on the underparts.

In the song there is a distinctive pause after the first note.

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