Birds of Colombia

    PASSERIFORMES: Thamnophilidae (Antbirds)  
Genus: Cercomacra (7 species, 13 worldwide)


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Grey Antbird (Cercomacra cinerascens)
   


A vocal antbird only found high in the canopy, and thus rarely seen. Note white tips to tail feathers.

Riparian Antbird
Riparian Antbird (Cercomacra fuscicauda aequatorialis) Male
Puerto Nariño, Amazonas, Colombia  
   

Riparian Antbird
Riparian Antbird (Cercomacra fuscicauda aequatorialis) Female
Puerto Nariño, Amazonas, Colombia  
   

Split from the Blackish Antbird. Only song (not call) and habitat are different. Riparian means found along river forests.

Blackish Antbird
Blackish Antbird (Cercomacra nigrescens aequatorialis) Female
Wildsumaco Lodge, Sumaco, Ecuador
  Note greyish eyes. Male identical to male Riparian Antbird.
   
Photograph by Peter Hawrylyshyn   © All Rights Reserved.

Jet Antbird
Jet Antbird (Cercomacra nigricans) Male
Reserva Ecologica Manglares-Churute, Guayas province, Ecuador  
   
Photograph by Tropical Birding (Nick Athanas)   © All Rights Reserved.

Jet Antbird
Jet Antbird (Cercomacra nigricans) Female
Laguna Sonso, Valle de Cauca, Colombia
  Male is jet black with some white on the wings.
   
Photograph by Peter Hawrylyshyn   © All Rights Reserved.

Often is dry or seasonally dry forests.

Parker's Antbird
Parker's Antbird (Cercomacra parkeri) Male ENDEMIC
ProAves Chestnut-capped Piha Reserve, Anorí, Antioquia, Colombia  
   

Parker's Antbird
Parker's Antbird (Cercomacra parkeri) Female ENDEMIC
Otún Quimbaya Wildlife Sanctuary, Pereira, Risaralda, Colombia  
   

Local between around 1200 and 2200 meters.

Black Antbird
Black Antbird (Cercomacra serva) Male
Owlet Lodge, Peru  
   
Photograph by Peter Hawrylyshyn   © All Rights Reserved.

Dusky Antbird
Dusky Antbird (Cercomacra tyrannina rufiventris) Male
Bahia Solano, Choco, Colombia  
   

Dusky Antbird
Dusky Antbird (Cercomacra tyrannina) Immature
Metropolitan Park, Panama City, Panama  
   


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