Order: Passeriformes | Family: Melanopareiidae | IUCN Status: Least Concern
Age: Adult | Sex: Male | Loc. Loja, Ecuador
Age: Adult | Sex: Female | Loc. Olmos, Lambayeque
Age: Adult | Sex: Male | Loc. Lambayeque
Age: Adult | Sex: Male | Loc. El Angolo, Piura
Status: The Elegant Crescentchest is common to uncommon in the dry forest and scrub of extreme northwestern Peru. It is known to range to elevations of up to 1000 m along the foothills of the Andes. It also occurs in Ec.
Name in Spanish: Pecho-de-Luna Elegante.
Sub-species: Elegant Crescentchest (Melanopareia elegans paucalensis) (Lesson, 1844).
Meaning of Name: Melanopareia: Gr. melas, melanus= black, parëion= cheek. elegans: L. elegant, ornate.
- Species range based on: Schulenberg, T. S., D. F. Stotz, and L. Rico. 2006. Distribution maps of the birds of Peru, version 1.0. Environment, Culture & Conservation (ECCo), The Field Museum. http://fm2.fieldmuseum.org/uw_test/birdsofperu on 10/18/2014.