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 or tropical moist lowland forests and subtropical or tropical moist montane forests.
This elegant colored bird, has the chest band composed of a bright-white throat, a narrow band of black, and a light cinnamon band blending into the chest.
Besides its range in southeast Brazil including the Atlantic coast, a small disjunct range occurs in northern and coastal Maranhão state, Northeast Region, Brazil.