Grey Antbird (Cercomacra cinerascens) - HBW 8, p. 631
French: Grisin ardoisé
German: Aschgrauer Ameisenfänger
Spanish: Hormiguero Gris
Other common names: Sclater’s Antbird (sclateri and iterata combined)
Taxonomy: Formicivora cinerascens P. L. Sclater, 1857, Río Napo, Ecuador.
Relationships uncertain; thought by some authors to be a sister-species to the “C. nigricans species group”, or intermediate between the two major Cercomacra species groups. Populations fall into two pairs; nominate race and immaculata may prove to be a different species from sclateri and iterata, but differences between races within each pair (especially first of those) may be clinal. Four subspecies recognized.
Subspecies and Distribution:
- cinerascens (P. L. Sclater, 1857) - S Venezuela (W & S Bolívar, Amazonas), SE Colombia, E Ecuador, NE Peru (N of R Amazon and R Marañón) and NW Amazonian Brazil (N Amazonas, Roraima, N Pará W of R Nhamunda).
- immaculata Chubb, 1918 - E Venezuela (E Bolívar), the Guianas and NE Amazonian Brazil (Amapá, N Pará E of R Nhamunda).
- sclateri Hellmayr, 1905 - E Peru (mainly S of R Amazon and R Marañón but also occurs N of latter), SW Amazonian Brazil (S of R Amazon, E to R Madeira) and NW Bolivia (Pando, La Paz, Beni).
- iterata J. T. Zimmer, 1932 - SE Amazonian Brazil (E of R Madeira to W Maranhão, S to Rondônia, W Mato Grosso and S Pará) and NE Bolivia (N Santa Cruz).
- Least Concern Enlarge map
One bird - Calls Locality Kaw-Roura Nature Reserve, French Guiana
Patrick Ingremeau 27 June 2010 2 years ago 4.5
A bird calling twice. Locality Floresta Nacional de Carajás, Pará State, Brazil
Josep del Hoyo 12 August 2011 1 year ago 4
A single bird singing. Locality Serra do Navio, Amapá State, Brazil
Bradley Davis 16 November 2007 3 years ago 3
Calls and song from a male in the canopy. Locality Floresta Nacional de Carajás, Pará State, Brazil
David Beadle 1 February 2002 12 weeks ago 0