Olive-crowned Crescentchest (Melanopareia maximiliani) - HBW 8, p. 786
French: Cordon-noir à dos olive
Spanish: Pecholuna del Chaco
Taxonomy: Synallaxis Maximiliani d’Orbigny, 1835, summit of Mount Biscachal, near Carcuata, Yungas of La Paz, Bolivia.
Genus differs considerably from other members of family, though shows certain structural similarities with Teledromas (see page 748). Race pallida, differing vocally from others, is possibly a separate species. Racial affinities of birds from C Bolivian Yungas in Cochabamba uncertain; tentatively included in race argentina. Three subspecies currently recognized.
Subspecies and Distribution:
- maximiliani (d’Orbigny, 1835) - Yungas of W Bolivia (La Paz).
- argentina (Hellmayr, 1907) - C Bolivia (Yungas of Cochabamba, and from W Santa Cruz) S on Andean slopes to NW Argentina (S to W Córdoba and N San Luis).
- pallida Nores & Yzurieta, 1980 - SE Bolivia, and lowland Chaco of W Paraguay and N Argentina (from E Formosa S to Córdoba).
- Least Concern Enlarge map