The current status of two tropical species, Rose-throated Becard (Pachyramphus aglaiae) and Clay-colored Robin (Turdus grayi), is poorly known in Texas.
Rose-throated Becard. -- No birds were seen during the summers of 1992-1996, or 1998.
Rose-throated Becard has become less common in Texas since the 1970s and may no longer maintain a stable breeding population.
Rose-throated Becard nesting in Cameron Co., Texas.
The rose-throated becard
, for example, a secretive, sparrow- sized bird related to flycatchers, no longer nests at all along the Rio Grande.
Red-billed Pigeon, Rose-throated Becard, and Altamira Oriole maintained territories or nested on the study site during 1973-1978 but not during 1994-1996.
The state-threatened Rose-throated Becard probably no longer nests in Texas, although it still occurs rarely during the non-breeding season (Texas Ornithological Society 1995).
The Rose-throated Becard, Platypsaris aglaiae, in the Lower Rio Grande Valley of Texas.
Nesting Red-billed Pigeons, Rose-throated Becards (Pachyramphus aglaiae) and Altamira Orioles (Icterus gularis) were among a diverse subtropical breeding bird community in the 1970s.