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Pasco, Peru, 24 August 2020
Cercomacroides serva


13·5–14·5 cm

  • Black to dark grey
  • White interscapular patch
  • Grey-edged flight feathers


South America: found from southern Colombia, east of the Andes to north-western Bolivia and south-western Amazonian Brazil


This is a monotypic species[1].

Subspecies hypomelaena is not recognised by all authorities[2]
Formerly placed in genus Cercomacra.


Humid evergreen forest borders.



Their diet is not well known, but appears to consist 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. Lepage D. (2021) [Avibase - https://avibase.ca/E4E8CE6C ]. Retrieved 22 March 2021
  3. Zimmer, K., M.L. Isler, and E. de Juana (2020). Black Antbird (Cercomacroides serva), 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.blaant2.01

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