Rose-throated Becard

Pachyramphus aglaiae
(AglaĆ© Brelay’s Thick-beak)

Animalia Chordata Aves Passeriformes Tityridae Pachyramphus aglaiae

I found this beautiful bird on the edge of the jungle in the Mayan Riviera. I had a hunch there were some unique birds about so I opened up the Merlin app (Android/iPhone) from Cornell Labs and looked for a photogenic bird, then played the calls of a few that I found. This was the result. I’ve used this trick a few other times but these are probably my best pictures using this method.

I didn’t see a female, but as with the Vermilion Flycatcher, they don’t have the colorful plumage their male counterparts do.