Definition of becard in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈbɛkəd/
Pronunciation: /bəˈkɑːd/


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.
Example sentences
  • 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.
  • I also did new paintings of the rose-throated becard on page 303.
  • This pull-off is a good place to look for rose-throated becards, varied buntings, and Zone-tailed hawks.


Mid 19th century: from French bécarde, from bec 'beak'.

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