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Black-capped Becard - BirdForum Opus

Photo by Rafael Fortes
Ubatuba-SP, Brazil, August 2010
Pachyramphus marginatus

Identification

13–14 cm (5-5½ in)
Male

  • Glossy black crown with bluish sheen
  • Greyish supraloral spot
  • Whitish eye ring

Distribution

South America: found in Colombia, Venezuela Guyana, Suriname, French Guiana, Ecuador, Peru, Bolivia, Brazil

Taxonomy

Subspecies

There are 2 subspecies[1]:

  • P. m. marginatus:
  • Coastal eastern Brazil (Pernombuco to south-eastern Sao Paulo)
  • P. m. nanus:

Habitat

They are generally to be found in the interior canopy of humid lowland forests.

Behaviour

Diet

Their main diet consists of insects and fruit.

References

  1. Clements, J. F., T. S. Schulenberg, M. J. Iliff, D. Roberson, T. A. Fredericks, B. L. Sullivan, and C. L. Wood. 2015. The eBird/Clements checklist of birds of the world: v2015, with updates to August 2015. Downloaded from http://www.birds.cornell.edu/clementschecklist/download/
  2. Avibase
  3. Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive (retrieved November 2015)

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External Links

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