Rose-throated Becard (Pachyramphus aglaiae), Chiricahua National Monument - Silver Spur Meadow Trail, Cochise County
This Rose-throated Becard was
found and photographed by Paul Suchanek on 20 January 2015
Once a regular breeding species in a few
locations, Rose-throated Becard has almost disappeared
from Arizona in recent years, with just a few recent
records in south east Arizona (this is the first since
2011). This also appears to be the first documented
report from the Chiricahua Mountains.
Nearly unmistakable in this plumage with the
pink throat and dark crown. The plumage pattern in
combination with the large-headed, large-eyed look are
typical of this species. The brownish back and
limited pink on the throat indicate a young male.
20 January 2015, photo by Paul SuchanekAll photos are copyrighted© by photographer
Submitted on 21 January 2015