Maranon Crescentchest (Melanopareia maranonica) - HBW 8, p. 786
French: Cordon-noir du Maranon
German: Großer Schmuckbandvogel
Spanish: Pecholuna del Marañón
Taxonomy: Melanopareia maranonicus Chapman, 1924, Perico, Río Chinchipe, north Peru.
Genus differs considerably from other members of family, though shows certain structural similarities with Teledromas (see page 748). May form a superspecies with M. elegans. Vocally very similar to latter, and sometimes considered conspecific, but is proportionally longer-tailed, with distinct plumage pattern, and geographically isolated. Monotypic.
Distribution: R Marañón watershed in extreme S Ecuador (S Zamora-Chinchipe) and N Peru (Cajamarca).
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in the of the bush Locality Jaén, Cajamarca Department, Peru (Monotypic species)
Daniêl Jimenez 23 November 2012 33 weeks ago 30 sec 4.2
A bird on the ground Locality Tamborapa, Cajamarca Department, Peru (Monotypic species)
herve jacob 4 November 2010 2 years ago 14 sec 3.8
half, full, quarter speed - on ground and in bush - calls Locality Tamborapa, Cajamarca Department, Peru (Monotypic species)
Martin Kennewell 23 October 2012 15 weeks ago 18 sec 3.6
Female perched on a branch
Locality Jaén, Cajamarca Department, Peru
Dubi Shapiro 11 November 2011 2 years ago 4.5
Locality Pedro Ruiz Gallo, Amazonas Department, Peru (Monotypic species)
Jean Paul Perret 17 October 2011 2 years ago 4.2
A adult perching on a branch
Locality Gotas De Agua Private Reserve, Jaén, Cajamarca Department, Peru (Monotypic species)
Wilson Diaz 6 May 2013 9 weeks ago 3