Photo of the Day: The Rose-throated Becard

The Rose throated Becard is a beautifully colored denizen of the air found from the southern United States to Panama but is most easily seen as it resides in south eastern Arizona and northern Tamaulipas. In Belize the Rose throated Becards reside on the mainland and are common in the Corozal District, becoming progressively less common towards the  south with rare residents or strays on Ambergris Caye.

Males are mostly gray with a darker upperside and lighter underside. They have a dark black crown and a bright red patch on their throat. Females are mostly a rusty brown with a gray crown.

Aside from evergreen and pine-oak woodlands these flycatchers can also be found in the artwork of  the vaulted and ornately decorated Brumidi Corridors on the first floor of the Senate wing in the United States Capitol.

To learn more about birding in Belize, please visit our Bird Watching and Birds of Chaa Creek pages.

Photography by Naturalist Guide: David Juarez

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