Yellow-cheeked becard

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Yellow-cheeked becard
Pachyramphus xanthogenys - Ecuador.jpg
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Passeriformes
Family: Tityridae
Genus: Pachyramphus
Species: P. viridis
Subspecies: P. v. xanthogenys
Trinomial name
Pachyramphus viridis xanthogenys
Salvadori & Festa, 1898

The yellow-cheeked becard (Pachyramphus (viridis) xanthogenys) is a passerine bird in the family Tityridae. It is treated variously as a distinct species or as a subspecies of the green-backed becard, Pachyramphus viridis. It has traditionally been placed in Cotingidae or Tyrannidae, but evidence strongly suggest it is better placed in Tityridae,[1] where now placed by SACC. It is mainly found in Ecuador and Peru.

Its natural habitats are subtropical or tropical moist lowland forests and subtropical or tropical moist montane forests.


  1. ^ Adopt the Family Tityridae - South American Classification Committee (2007)