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Rose-throated Becard

Pachyramphus aglaiae

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Rather chunky, big-headed bird with a bushy crest. Widespread in tropical and subtropical areas, also locally in the highlands. Favors woodland and forest edge, but also found in brushy fields, hedgerows, and most habitats with a scattering of larger trees; often at fruiting trees. Feeds rather sluggishly, often craning its head and back and forth deliberately. Male varies from pale gray (in drier areas) to dark slaty gray (in rainforest); pink throat patch absent in darkest rainforest birds. Female also variable, but always has bushy blackish cap. Young male looks like female with variable pink on throat.

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