Reserva Ecológica Costanera Sur

Sitio realizado por aficionados a la observación de aves desde 10 de enero 2006

White-winged Becard - Pachyramphus polychopterus

Order: Passeriformes (Suboscines) - Family: Tityridae
Status: Summer visitor - Breeder. Habitat: Woods
All records since January 2014
Anambé comúnM/White-winged BecardM© Pablo Mosto
The White-winged Becard has never fit to the letter within a family. First it was included in the Cotingidae Family. Then it was moved to the Tyrannid Family since the morphology of the syrinx (vocal organ) was much more similar to that of tyrannids'. Even then this did not satisfy taxonomists. Recent morphological and genetic studies have shown a common thread for this and almost other 30 bird species which were in the same situation. All of them have been grouped in a new family: Tityridae.
Only six of the 30 bird species are represented in Argentina. Three of them are found in Misiones and the other three have photographic record on this site. They are:
White-winged Becard Pachyramphus polychopterus frequent summer visitor and breeder, illustrated in the photo by a male
Green-backed Becard Pachyramphus viridis with the only record of a female in 2010 and
White-naped Xenopsaris Xenopsaris albinucha with a breeding record in 2000.
CR
Sounds

© Cora Rimoldi

© José Luis Merlo

© José L. Merlo
Adult male
Anambé común M/White-winged Becard M© Astrid Wessels
Bright black half-crest. Coverts with white edging
Anambé comúnM/White-winged BecardM© Pablo Mosto
White tip on rectrices
Adult female
Anambé común/White-winged Becard© J. Simón Tagtachian
Brownish upperparts. Cinnamon wing-bar
anambé común H/White-winged Becard F© J. Simón Tagtachian
Cinnamon tipped tail. Yellowish underparts
Breeding
Anambé comúnR/White-winged BecardB3-13 © J. Simón Tagtachian Anambé comúnN/White-winged BecardN3-13 © J. Simón Tagtachian
Anambé comúnJ/White-winged BecardJ© J. Simón Tagtachian
Diet
Anambé comúnH/White-winged BecardF© J. Simón Tagtachian Anambé comúnH/White-winged BecardF© J. Simón Tagtachian
Eating an insect
Anambé comúnM/White-winged BecardM© J. Simón Tagtachian
Anambé comúnM/White-winged BecardM© J. Simón Tagtachian
Eating blackberry
More photographic records since January 2013