The Black-and-white Becard (Pachyramphus albogriseus) inhabits from Costa Rica to northwest Peru and north Venezuela. It prefers upper understory and canopy of wet forest, sometimes in edges and adjacent tall second growth. Adults are 14 cm (5 inches) in length and 20 g in weight.
Its pelium is glossy black, wings black, and its back, rump, and base of tail are dark gray. Sides of head, nuchal collar, and entire underparts are pale gray. Bill blue-gray with black tip, and legs blue-gray. It eats fruits or insects.