Crescent-chested puffbird

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Crescent-chested puffbird
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Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Piciformes
Family: Bucconidae
Genus: Malacoptila
Species: M. striata
Binomial name
Malacoptila striata
(Spix, 1824)

The crescent-chested puffbird (Malacoptila striata) is a species of bird in the family Bucconidae, the puffbirds. It is endemic to Brazil.

Its natural habitats are subtropical and tropical moist lowland forests and subtropical and tropical moist montane forests.

This elegant colored bird, has a chest band composed of a bright-white throat, a narrow band of black, and a light cinnamon band blending into the chest.

Its main range is southeast Brazil, including the Atlantic coast, and it also inhabits a small disjunct range in northern and coastal Maranhão state, Northeast Region, Brazil.


  1. ^ BirdLife International (2016). "Malacoptila striata". The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. IUCN. 2016: e.T45359046A95146371. doi:10.2305/IUCN.UK.2016-3.RLTS.T45359046A95146371.en. Retrieved 12 December 2017.

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