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Dusky Antbird Cercomacroides tyrannina

  • Order: Passeriformes
  • Family: Thamnophilidae
  • Polytypic: 4 subspecies
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In common with other Cercomacra antbirds, the Dusky Antbird is predominantly gray in males with white wing markings and a white interscapular patch, whilst females are largely warm cinnamon below, with darker brown upperparts and pale rufous wing spotting. It is one of the most geographically widespread of the genus, being found across much of Middle America, from southeast Mexico southwards, thence across much of northern South America south as far as northern Brazil. Populations in northeast Brazil and in central and eastern Amazonia that were previously included within this species are now ascribed to the Willis’s Antbird (Cercomacra laeta). Throughout its range, the Dusky Antbird inhabits the understory of lowland and foothill forests below 1900 m, but rarely ventures far from edges.

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Recommended Citation

Dusky Antbird (Cercomacroides tyrannina), In Neotropical Birds Online (T. S. Schulenberg, Editor). Cornell Lab of Ornithology, Ithaca, NY, USA. retrieved from Neotropical Birds Online: