CRESCENTCHESTS   -   MELANOPAREIIDAE 


Collared Crescentchest - Melanopareia torquata
Collared Crescentchest
Melanopareia torquata rufescens
Serra da Canstra, Minas Gerais, Brazil.
The crescentchests have been separated from the tapaculos (Rhynocryptidae) and put in their own family. This beautiful species is found in interior Brazil, eastern Bolivia, and northeastern Paraguay. (S6)


Collared Crescentchest - Melanopareia torquata
Collared Crescentchest
Melanopareia torquata rufescens
Chapada dos Guimarães, Mato Grosso, Brazil.
(S8)


Olive-crowned Crescentchest - Melanopareia maximiliani
Olive-crowned Crescentchest
Melanopareia maximiliani pallida
JV Gonzales, Salta, Argentina.
A fantastic bird! Found in Bolivia, Paraguay, and N Argentina. (S5)


Marañon Crescentchest - Melanopareia maranonica
Marañon Crescentchest
Melanopareia maranonica
Bagua Grande, Amazonas, Peru.
This crescentchest is endemic to the Marañon drainage of northern Peru and southern Ecuador. (S6)


Elegant Crescentchest - Melanopareia elegans
Elegant Crescentchest
Melanopareia elegans elegans
Zapotillo, Loja, Ecuador.
Female. Endemic to the Tumbesian region of SW Ecuador and NW Peru. (S8)


Elegant Crescentchest - Melanopareia elegans
Elegant Crescentchest
Melanopareia elegans elegans
Machalilla National Park, Manabí, Ecuador.
Male. (S8)


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