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Photo © by Thibaud
Pasco, Peru, 1 February 2020
Cercomacroides nigrescens


14–15 cm (5½-6 in)

  • Slate-grey
  • White at the bend of the wing
  • Small white wing-bar


  • Olive-brown back
  • White dorsal patch (concealed)
  • Bright rufous-orange underparts extending to sides of head and forecrown.


Central and South America
Central America: Panama
South America: Colombia, Guyana, Suriname, French Guiana, Ecuador, Peru, Bolivia, Brazil


Riparian Antbird was formerly included in this species.
Formerly placed in genus Cercomacra.


There are 5 subspecies[1]:

  • C. n. nigrescens:
  • C. n. aequatorialis:
  • East Andean slopes southern Colombia to north-eastern Peru (Amazonas, San Martín)
  • C. n. notata:
  • East Andean slope of central Peru (western Ucayali to Junín)
  • C. n. approximans:
  • South-central Amazonian Brazil and eastern Bolivia (Beni, Santa Cruz)
  • C. n. ochrogyna:

The subspecies C. n. fuscicauda, formerly included with this species, has now been split into a separate species of Riparian Antbird (C. fuscicauda).


Dense undergrowth in varzea forest.



There is not a lot of information available. Their main diet consists of insects and probably spiders.


No information available.


  1. Clements, J. F., T. S. Schulenberg, M. J. Iliff, S. M. Billerman, T. A. Fredericks, B. L. Sullivan, and C. L. Wood. 2019. The eBird/Clements Checklist of Birds of the World: v2019. Downloaded from http://www.birds.cornell.edu/clementschecklist/download/
  2. Gill, F and D Donsker (Eds). 2014. IOC World Bird Names (version 4.4). Available at http://www.worldbirdnames.org/.
  3. Lepage D. (2021) [Avibase - https://avibase.ca/580A07F8]. Retrieved 28 February 2021
  4. Arthur Grosset
  5. Zimmer, K., M.L. Isler, and G. M. Kirwan (2020). Blackish Antbird (Cercomacroides nigrescens), version 1.0. In Birds of the World (J. del Hoyo, A. Elliott, J. Sargatal, D. A. Christie, and E. de Juana, Editors). Cornell Lab of Ornithology, Ithaca, NY, USA. https://doi.org/10.2173/bow.blaant4.01

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