Rose-throated Becard (Pachyramphus aglaiae), Rancho Santa Cruz, Santa Cruz County
This Rose-throated Becard was
found by Chris Benesh and Holly Bern on 16 November 2018
and photographed by Chris Benesh the same day,
and also photographed by Bob Starks on 23 November 2018
Once a regular breeding species in a few
locations, Rose-throated Becard had almost disappeared
from Arizona and was placed on the review list. Recently multiple
individuals have been found along the Santa Cruz River,
including at least three nesting pairs in 2018.
An old nest was also found at this location on 11
November, suggesting that at least four pairs may have
been active in Arizona in 2018.
The male is nearly unmistakable in this plumage with the pink throat and dark crown.
16 November 2018, photo by Chris Benesh
23 November 2018, photo by Bob StarksAll photos are copyrighted© by photographer
Submitted on 24 November 2018