Crescent-chested puffbird


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

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