Collared Crescentchest

Its natural habitat is dry savanna.

The Collared Crescentchest is classified as Least Concern. Does not qualify for a more at risk category. Widespread and abundant taxa are included in this category.

delightful Collared Crescentchest (left & below, in stunning shots by Simon Woolley). Crescentchests have traditionally been placed with the tapaculos but Krabbe & Schulenberg (2003) wrote that the "four species of Melanopareia differ from all other tapaculos in so many characters that it is possible that they represent another clade. They are brightly coloured and relatively long-tailed, and two of them have a semi-concealed white intrascapular patch similar to that found in many antbirds. More

The Collared Crescentchest (Melanopareia torquata) is a species of bird in the Rhinocryptidae family. It is found in Bolivia, Brazil, and Paraguay. Its natural habitat is dry savanna. References - * BirdLife International 2004. Melanopareia torquata. 2006 IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Downloaded on 26 July 2007. Stub icon This Rhinocryptidae-related article is a stub. More

the trip, Collared Crescentchest which instead of exhibiting its usual skulking behaviour, chose to call loudly from a prominent branch at the top of a bush. Small-billed Tinamou proved less obliging but the recently described Chapada Flycatcher was a good, if dull, bird. Just as the sun was getting really hot the van broke down terminally and a replacement vehicle and mechanic had to be called for from Cuiaba. More

Tyrant and Collared Crescentchest (the latter also seen at Chapada dos Guimaraes). Moreover, Juan proved very knowledgeable about the sounds and sites of Pantanal birds. Arthur Grosset is also thanked for updating his invaluable site and for his response to Johan’s enquiries. Itinerary 26/08 Flight Amsterdam Schiphol - São Paulo Guarulhos with a stop at Paris Charles de Gaulle 27/08 Arrive at São Paulo Guarulhos at 5.00 am. More

The Collared Crescentchest (Melanopareia torquata) is endemic to the Cerrado Region in Brazil, and threatened with extinction in the State of São Paulo, southeast Brazil. The main goal of the present study was to add information on its natural history, mainly related to its behaviour and morphology. The research was conducted in the Estação Ecológica de Itirapina (EEI), in Brotas and Itirapina municipalities (area of 2,300 ha). More

Collared Crescentchest that performed so well and sat in view for ages after a period of skulking. White-eared Puffbirds always seem to show well but usually distantly, so this one close up was a rweal bonus. And then there's the "mini Great Grey Shrike look-alike" or White-banded Tanager as it's also known. Chapada is a fantastic place and compliments a Pantanal trip very nicely. More

Order : Passeriformes
Family : Rhinocryptidae
Genus : Melanopareia
Species : torquata
Authority : (Wied, 1831)