Birds of Colombia

    PASSERIFORMES: Thamnophilidae (Antbirds)  
Genus: Cercomacroides (5 species, 6 worldwide)


Riparian Antbird
Riparian Antbird (Cercomacroides fuscicauda) Male
Puerto Nariño, Amazonas, Colombia  
   
Photograph by Tom Friedel   © All Rights Reserved.

Riparian Antbird
Riparian Antbird (Cercomacroides fuscicauda) Female
Puerto Nariño, Amazonas, Colombia  
   
Photograph by Tom Friedel   © All Rights Reserved.

Split from the Blackish Antbird. Only song (not call) and habitat are different. Found in varzea and riparian forests.

Blackish Antbird
Blackish Antbird (Cercomacroides nigrescens nigrescens) Male
Peperpot Nature Park, Commewijne, Suriname
  A darker race than those in the southern half of South America.
   
Photograph by Tropical Birding (Nick Athanas)   © All Rights Reserved.

Blackish Antbird
Blackish Antbird (Cercomacroides nigrescens aequatorialis) Female
Wildsumaco Lodge, Sumaco, Ecuador
  Note greyish eyes.
   
Photograph by Peter Hawrylyshyn   © All Rights Reserved.

Now a foothill species after the virtually identical Riparian Antbird was split off, beucase of habitat and vocal differences.

Parker's Antbird
Parker's Antbird (Cercomacroides parkeri) Male ENDEMIC
ProAves Chestnut-capped Piha Reserve, Anorí, Antioquia, Colombia  
   
Photograph by Tom Friedel   © All Rights Reserved.

Parker's Antbird
Parker's Antbird (Cercomacroides parkeri) Female ENDEMIC
Otún Quimbaya Wildlife Sanctuary, Pereira, Risaralda, Colombia  
   
Photograph by Tom Friedel   © All Rights Reserved.

Local between around 1200 and 2200 meters.

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

Black Antbird
Black Antbird (Cercomacroides serva) Female
Los Amigos Biological Station, Peru
  Note plain unmarked wing.
   
Photograph by Joe Tobias   © All Rights Reserved.

Found in secondary growth.

Dusky Antbird
Dusky Antbird (Cercomacroides tyrannina) Male
Bahia Solano, Choco, Colombia  
   
Photograph by Tom Friedel   © All Rights Reserved.

Dusky Antbird
Dusky Antbird (Cercomacroides tyrannina) Immature
Metropolitan Park, Panama City, Panama  
   
Photograph by Tom Friedel   © All Rights Reserved.

Male may show white on back.
Male from back showing (optional) white stripe on upper back.


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