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COLLARED CRESCENTCHEST Melanopareia torquata
The cerrado crescentchest is a handsome little devil that inhabits dwarf palm grassland and betrays his presence only with his quiet peeping call. The range is highly restricted in Paraguay, with the majority of the known population at Aguara Đu, in the Mbaracay˙ Biosphere Reserve. He may take a bit of effort to see, but we think you┤ll agree he is well worth the time.
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FIGURE 1 - (FPAVE3633PH) Adult lateral, Aguara Đu, Departamento Canindey˙ (Paul Smith October 2012).
FIGURE 2 - (FPAVE3634PH) Same individual as
(FPAVE3633PH) ventral view (Paul Smith October 2012).
VIDEO - (FPAVE3645VI) Same individual as
(FPAVE3633PH) singing (Paul Smith October 2012).
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Melanopareia torquata
1 (FPAVE760RE) Song, recorded Aguara-Đu, Mbaracay˙ Biosphere Reserve, Departamento Canindey˙ (Myriam Velßzquez December 2000).
Click the links to hear the calls. Longer versions of this call can be downloaded from the Paraguay page of our partner website www.xeno-canto.com - the largest collection of freely downloadable Neotropical bird calls available online.