21 November, 2010

Rose-throated Becard

Scientific Name: Pachyramphus aglaiae

Population Estimate: 2M

Range / Habitat: Resident throughout Mexico and Central America in lowland forest.

Field Notes: Small, active passerines. Male (above) and female (below) are distinct from one another and distinctive from other species. Male with black head, back and wings, light grey breast, rose-colored throat. Female with black cap, brown wings and back, yellow breast.

Personal Notes: Identified by our guide in San Blas, Mexico. We had subsequent opportunity to see both male and female at Chaa Creek resort in Belize.

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