Family Tityras and allies (Tityridae)

Least Concern

Pink-throated Becard (Pachyramphus minor)


French: Bécarde de Lesson German: Rosensternbekarde Spanish: Anambé gorjirrosa

Querula minor


, 1831,

#R, Cayenne, French Guiana


Forms a clade with P. aglaiae, P. niger, P. homochrous and P. validus#R; all are sometimes combined in separate genus, Platypsaris, differing from other present congeners in nest shape and placement, and in some vocal and morphological characters, as well as in courtship displays#R, but such treatment renders present genus paraphyletic. Monotypic.


Most of Amazonia, from SE Colombia (E of Andes, from W Meta and Vaupés S to Amazonas), S & E Venezuela (Amazonas, Bolívar) and the Guianas S to E Ecuador, E Peru, N Bolivia (La Paz, Beni, N Santa Cruz) and S & C Brazil (S to Rondônia, W & N Mato Grosso, N Tocantins, Pará and N Maranhão).

Descriptive notes

16·5–17 cm; 37 g. Male is more or less uniformly black, face slightly paler greyish-black, except for some white at bend of wing (sometimes hidden); marginally paler... read more


Relatively quiet compared with most congeners; typical song a clear musical “teeuuuweeet” that is... read more


Tall humid lowland forest, primarily terra firme but occasionally also várzea,... read more

Food and feeding

Large insects, fruit. Usually observed singly or in pairs, occasionally in small family groups; regularly joins mixed-species foraging... read more


Nest-building in late Jun and late Aug, in Ecuador. Nest is bulky globular mass suspended from tree, c. 10–20 m above ground; both... read more


Presumably resident.

Status and conservation

Not globally threatened. Rare to fairly common; perhaps often overlooked. As much of this species’ habitat remains in relatively undisturbed condition within its large range... read more

Recommended citation

Mobley, J. (2020). Pink-throated Becard (Pachyramphus minor). In: del Hoyo, J., Elliott, A., Sargatal, J., Christie, D.A. & de Juana, E. (eds.). Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive. Lynx Edicions, Barcelona. (retrieved from on 21 February 2020).