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Black-capped Becard - BirdForum Opus

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


13–14 cm (5-5½ in)

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


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



There are 2 subspecies[1]:

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


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



Their main diet consists of insects and fruit.


  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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