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Rose-throated becard        Images © Mark A. Chappell

Becards are a tropical group, and this species, the rose-throated becard, is the most northerly, barely making it over the US-Mexico border into southeastern Arizona and south Texas.   Only adult males have the rose throat; females are fairly plain.   They usually breed in loose colonies and build huge, hanging bag nestsg.   I took the photos near Tubac and Pagagonia, Arizona.

  • Canon 7D2 or R5; 800 mm IS lens plus 1.4X or 2X converter, fill-in flash (2020, 2022)