Typical Antbirds (Thamnophilidae)

Rio de Janeiro Antbird (Cercomacra brasiliana) - HBW 8, p. 631

French: Grisin du Brésil German: Rio de Janeiro-Ameisenfänger Spanish: Hormiguero Brasileño

Taxonomy: Cercomacra brasiliana Hellmayr, 1905, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
Relationships uncertain; sometimes considered close to C. cinerascens on basis of plumage, but vocalizations suggest a relationship with the “C. nigricans group”. Monotypic.

Distribution: SE Brazil (SE Bahia, E Minas Gerais, Rio de Janeiro and Espírito Santo).