Collared Crescentchest Melanopareia torquata

  • Order: Passeriformes
  • Family: Melanopareiidae
  • Polytypic: 3 subspecies
  • Authors: Jacob Drucker

Collared Crescentchest is a characteristic bird of the cerrado, especially in relatively open, grassy cerrado with a scattering of bushes or low trees. Crescentchests forage on or near the ground, solitarily or in pairs, where they are difficult to observe; but males often sing from an elevated perch. Large areas of cerrado now are being lost to advancing large-scale agriculture, but Collared Crescentchest has a very wide distribution and is not considered to be threatened.


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  • Year-round
  • Migration
  • Breeding
  • Non-Breeding

Recommended Citation

Drucker, J. (2013). Collared Crescentchest (Melanopareia torquata), version 1.0. In Neotropical Birds Online (T. S. Schulenberg, Editor). Cornell Lab of Ornithology, Ithaca, NY, USA.