Family Typical Antbirds (Thamnophilidae)

Least Concern

Parker's Antbird (Cercomacroides parkeri)


Taxonomy

French: Grisin de Graves German: Parkerameisenfänger Spanish: Hormiguero de Parker
Taxonomy:

Cercomacra parkeri

G. R. Graves

, 1997,

La Bodega, Antioquia, Colombia

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Appears closest to C. tyrannina and C. serva, and until recently treated as a highland population of former. Monotypic.

Distribution:

Andes in WC Colombia (W slope of W range, N & E slopes of C range and W slope of E range).

Descriptive notes

13·5–14·5 cm. Male is slate-coloured above, wings and tail somewhat darker, interscapular patch white, wing-coverts and outer rectrices narrowly tipped white; slightly... read more

Voice

Male loudsong a muted note followed by higher-pitched, more intense series initially flat in pitch... read more

Habitat

Borders and undergrowth of wet montane evergreen forest and tall second-growth woodland, at 1130... read more

Food and feeding

Little known. Feeds on variety of insects and spiders; beetles (Coleoptera) most commonly found in stomach contents. Pair-members and... read more

Breeding

Little known. Fledglings found in Apr and Jul in Antioquia.

Movements

Presumed resident.

Status and conservation

Not globally threatened (Least Concern). Status uncertain. Common in the northern Central Cordillera. This recently described species has a limited geographical distribution... read more

Recommended citation

Zimmer, K., Isler, M.L. & Sharpe, C.J. (2018). Parker's Antbird (Cercomacroides parkeri). In: del Hoyo, J., Elliott, A., Sargatal, J., Christie, D.A. & de Juana, E. (eds.). Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive. Lynx Edicions, Barcelona. (retrieved from https://www.hbw.com/node/56789 on 24 September 2018).