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Yanachaga Chemillen National Park, Pasco, Peru, 16 October 2020
Cercomacra cinerascens


13–14 cm


Found in northern South America: Colombia, Venezuela, Peru, Ecuador, Bolivia, the Guianas and Brazil.


Four subspecies accepted[1]:

  • C. c. cinerascens:
  • C. c. immaculata:
  • Eastern Venezuela to the Guianas and north-eastern Amazonian Brazil
  • C. c. sclateri:
  • Eastern Peru to north-western Bolivia and south-western Amazonian Brazil
  • C. c. iterata:
  • South-eastern Amazonian Brazil and north-eastern Bolivia (northern Santa Cruz)


Tropical lowland forest.


Forages in vine tangles in the canopy, where it is usually first detected by its loud song.


There is little published information. Their main diet consists of a variety of insects and spiders.


  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. Zimmer, K. and M.L. Isler (2020). Gray Antbird (Cercomacra cinerascens), 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.gryant2.01

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