Green-backed becard

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Green-backed becard
Pachyramphus viridis viridis.jpg
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Passeriformes
Family: Tityridae
Genus: Pachyramphus
Species: P. viridis
Binomial name
Pachyramphus viridis
(Vieillot, 1816)

The green-backed becard (Pachyramphus viridis) is a species of bird in the family Tityridae. It has traditionally been placed in Cotingidae or Tyrannidae, but evidence strongly suggest it is better placed in Tityridae,[2] where now placed by SACC. It often includes the Andean yellow-cheeked becard (Pachyramphus xanthogenys) as a subspecies.

It is found in Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Guyana, Paraguay, Uruguay, and Venezuela. The green-backed becard's natural habitats are subtropical or tropical moist lowland forests and subtropical or tropical moist montane forests.


  1. ^ BirdLife International (2012). "Pachyramphus viridis". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2013.2. International Union for Conservation of Nature. Retrieved 26 November 2013. 
  2. ^ Adopt the Family Tityridae Archived 2008-05-08 at the Wayback Machine. - South American Classification Committee (2007)