Bananal antbird

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Bananal antbird
male at Canguçu Ecological Reserve, Pium, Tocantins state, Brazil
Scientific classification Edit this classification
Domain: Eukaryota
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Passeriformes
Family: Thamnophilidae
Genus: Cercomacra
C. ferdinandi
Binomial name
Cercomacra ferdinandi
Snethlage, 1928

The bananal antbird (Cercomacra ferdinandi) is a species of bird in the family Thamnophilidae. It is endemic to the wetlands of the central Araguaia river in Brazil, and has one of the smallest ranges of any Amazon bird.


Its natural habitat is the igapó flooded forest, where it hunts for insects and invertebrates in the understory. It is most abundant in the Cantão wetlands, which form the largest flooded forest of the southeastern Amazon.


  1. ^ BirdLife International (2020). "Cercomacra ferdinandi". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. 2020: e.T22701677A172659058. doi:10.2305/IUCN.UK.2020-3.RLTS.T22701677A172659058.en. Retrieved 15 November 2021.

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