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Crescent-chested Puffbird
BARBUDO-RAJADO ( Malacoptila striata )
Range Brazil
Scientific Classification
Kingdom Animalia
Phylum Chordata
Class Aves
Order Piciformes
Family Bucconidae
Genus Malacoptila
Species Malacoptila striata
Conservation Status
Least Concern

The Crescent-chested puffbird (Malacoptila striata), is a species of puffbird in the Bucconidae family. 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.