Collared Crescentchest (Melanopareia torquata) - HBW 8, p. 786
French: Cordon-noir à col roux
Spanish: Pecholuna Brasileño
Taxonomy: Synallaxis torquatus Wied, 1831, Campo Geral of inner Brazil = campos on the Bahia-Minas Gerais border, east Brazil.
Genus differs considerably from other members of family, though shows certain structural similarities with Teledromas (see page 748). Race bitorquata has been treated by some authors as a dark variant of rufescens. Three subspecies recognized.
Subspecies and Distribution:
- bitorquata (d’Orbigny & Lafresnaye, 1837) - E Bolivia (NE Santa Cruz).
- rufescens Hellmayr, 1924 - C Brazil (from S Pará S to E Mato Grosso do Sul, Minas Gerais and interior São Paulo) and extreme E Paraguay.
- torquata (Wied, 1831) - E Brazil in S Piauí and W Bahia.
- Least Concern Enlarge map
VideosSee all 10 videos
Two birds perched together, one of them calling and flying to another tree Locality Emas National Park, Goiás State, Brazil (ssp rufescens)
Josep del Hoyo 11 January 2005 6 years ago 23 sec 4.9
One adult bird calling. Locality Itirapina, São Paulo State, Brazil
Carlos Gussoni 5 April 2009 2 years ago 20 sec 4.4
One individual Locality Itirapina, São Paulo State, Brazil
Carlos Gussoni 5 April 2009 4 years ago 10 sec 4.3
Bird singing. Locality Chapada Diamantina, Bahia State, Brazil (ssp torquata)
Ciro Albano 19 December 2012 2 years ago 50 sec 4.3
A bird calling and another one answering Locality Emas National Park, Goiás State, Brazil (ssp rufescens)
Josep del Hoyo 11 January 2005 6 years ago 41 sec 4.2
A bird calling many times Locality Chapada dos Guimaraes, Mato Grosso State, Brazil (ssp rufescens)
Will Carter 25 May 2007 6 years ago 11 sec 4
Locality Vila Bela da Santíssima Trindade, Mato Grosso State, Brazil (ssp rufescens)
Eduardo Pio Carvalho 15 November 2011 10 weeks ago 4.6
Adult perched on a savannah shrub during a dry season afternoon.
Locality Itirapina Ecological Station, Itirapina, São Paulo State, Brazil (ssp rufescens)
José Carlos Motta-Junior 16 July 2009 2 years ago 4.1
Adult Collared Crescentchest
Locality Chapada dos Guimaraes, Mato Grosso State, Brazil (ssp rufescens)
Stephen John Jones 20 July 2011 2 years ago 4.1
Singing on a bush, in the trail to cachoeira.
Locality Cachoeira da Formação, Diamantina, Minas Gerais State, Brazil
gustavopedersoli 22 February 2009 5 years ago 4
One bird in a bush
Locality Chapada dos Guimaraes, Mato Grosso State, Brazil
Tomas Grim 8 July 2009 3 years ago 3.8
Excellent views of 1 obtained. A 2nd bird also in the same area.
Locality Minas Gerais State, Brazil
Paul Varney 14 March 2007 3 years ago 3.2