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Category:Pachyramphus - BirdForum Opus

Genus: Pachyramphus



In the past, Pachyramphus has been placed in the tyrant flycatcher Tyrannidae family. New research however suggest a new family, Tityridae1. As the Opus follows Clements2 in terms of families and sequencing it adopts this treatment.

Genus Pachyramphus viewedit
P. viridis Green-backed Becard
P. versicolor Barred Becard
P. spodiurus Slaty Becard
P. rufus Cinereous Becard
P. cinnamomeus Cinnamon Becard
P. castaneus Chestnut-crowned Becard
P. polychopterus White-winged Becard
P. albogriseus Black-and-white Becard
P. major Gray-collared Becard
P. marginatus Black-capped Becard
P. surinamus Glossy-backed Becard
P. aglaiae Rose-throated Becard
P. niger Jamaican Becard
P. homochrous One-colored Becard
P. minor Pink-throated Becard
P. validus Crested Becard


  1. SACC discussion accepting family Tityridae including Pachyramphus.
  2. Clements, JF. 2008. The Clements Checklist of Birds of the World. 6th ed., with updates to December 2008. Ithaca: Cornell Univ. Press. ISBN 978-0801445019. Spreadsheet available at http://www.birds.cornell.edu/clementschecklist.