Rose-throated Becard

Pachyramphus aglaiae




Becards, Tityras and Allies (Tityridae)

Code 4


Code 6



Egg Color:

White with brown blotches

Number of Eggs:

2 - 6

Incubation Days:

15 - 17

Egg Incubator:


Nest Location:

13 - 70 feet above ground.

Nest Material:

Lined with finer materials., Lichen, bark, vine, pine-needles, spider web, feathers.


Some migrate



Rose-throated Becard: Small flycatcher with gray upperparts, black cap, pale rose-red throat, and pale gray underparts. Female has dark brown upperparts, rufous underparts and cheek patch, dark gray cap, and pale throat.

Range and Habitat

Rose-throated Becard: This species breeds from southeastern Arizona south along the Pacific Coast of Mexico and also from the Rio Grande Valley of Texas southward along the Gulf Coast. They winter south of U.S.-Mexico border. This species is found in desert riparian forests, open woodlands, and mangroves.

Breeding and Nesting

Rose-throated Becard: Two to six white eggs with brown blotches are laid in a nest made of lichens, bark, vines, pine needles, spider webs, and feathers, lined with finer materials, and built from 13 to 70 feet above the ground, often suspended from the tip of a branch. Incubation ranges from 15 to 17 days and is carried out by the female.

Foraging and Feeding

Rose-throated Becard: Eats insects, fruits, and berries; forages for insects in mid-air or by gleaning from foliage.

Readily Eats

Meal Worms


Rose-throated Becard: Song is a plaintive, reedy "wheeuu-whyeeeuur, wheeuu-whyeeeuur." Call is a sad, down-slurred, whistled "theeoou", often preceded by reedy chatter.

Similar Species

Rose-throated Becard: Black Phoebe has black upperparts. Say's Phoebe is gray-buff above and pale rufous belly and undertail coverts.


Belly, undertail coverts, chest, flanks, and foreneck.

Back, rump, hindneck, wings, and crown.
The area on top of the head of the bird.
Relating to or living or located on the bank of a natural watercourse (as a river) or sometimes of a lake or a tidewater. 
Parts of a Standing bird X
Head Feathers and Markings X
Parts of a Flying bird X