A small bird of the tyrant flycatcher family with a large head and strong bill, found mainly in Central and South America.
- Genus Pachyramphus, family Tyrannidae: several species
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- Here such rare bird species as the gray hawk, northern beardless-tyrannulet, rose-throated becard, thick-billed kingbird, and green kingfisher can be seen, along with about 300 other species.
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mid 19th century: from French bécarde, from bec 'beak'.