Collared Crescentchest Melanopareia torquata

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

Sounds and Vocal Behavior

Vocalizations

The song is uttered by both sexes, throughout the year, usually from an exposed perch of a low shrub, and even during the hottest part of the day (Krabbe and Schulenberg 2003).

The song is described as "a series of 3-6 loud, resonant 'chip' notes at 2.3-2.7 kHz, [uttered at a] pace [of] 1 per second, [with] intervals between phrases [of] 2.5-3 seconds" (Krabbe and Schulenberg 2003); occasionally gives a longer series that may last up to one minute (Krabbe and Schulenberg 2003).

For a representative audio recording with sonogram, see audio

A scolding call is "a penetrating churr" (Krabbe and Schulenberg 2003).

Additional audio recordings of vocalizations of Collared Crescentchest can be heard at Macaulay Library and at xeno-canto.

Nonvocal Sounds

None reported.

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. https://doi.org/10.2173/nb.colcre1.01