Mato Grosso Antbird (Cercomacra melanaria) - HBW 8, p. 635
French: Grisin du Mato Grosso
German: Mato Grosso-Ameisenfänger
Spanish: Hormiguero de Mato Grosso
Taxonomy: Formicivora melanaria Ménétriés, 1835, Minas Gerais; error = Cuiabá, Mato Grosso, Brazil.
This and C. carbonaria, C. nigricans and C. ferdinandi appear to form a species group on basis of plumage, vocalizations and ecology, with C. manu probably sister to the group. Monotypic.
Distribution: C & E Bolivia (Beni, Cochabamba, Santa Cruz), extreme N Paraguay (Alto Paraguay) and SC Brazil (S Mato Grosso, W Mato Grosso do Sul).
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A couple singing in the forest near the rio Negro. Locality Fazenda Barra Mansa, Nhecolândia, Pantanal, Mato Grosso do Sul State, Brazil
Antonio Silveira 11 June 2005 49 weeks ago 5
Male and female singing near Mutum River. Locality Pousada Do Rio Mutum, Barão de Melgaço, Pantanal, Mato Grosso State, Brazil
Antonio Silveira 1 May 2006 50 weeks ago 4
A pair duetting. Locality Pixaim River, Pantanal, Mato Grosso State, Brazil
Bradley Davis 8 September 2008 3 years ago 2