Black antbird

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Black antbird
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Domain: Eukaryota
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Passeriformes
Family: Thamnophilidae
Genus: Cercomacroides
C. serva
Binomial name
Cercomacroides serva
(Sclater, PL, 1858)

Cercomacra serva

The black antbird (Cercomacroides serva) is a species of passerine bird in the family Thamnophilidae. It is found in Bolivia, Brazil, Colombia, Ecuador, and Peru. Its natural habitat is subtropical or tropical moist lowland forests.

The black antbird was described by the English zoologist Philip Sclater in 1858 and given the binomial name Pyriglena serva.[2] It was formerly included in the genus Cercomacra but when a molecular phylogenetic study published in 2014 found that Cercomacra was polyphyletic, the genus was split to create two monophyletic genera and six species including the black antbird were moved to the newly erected genus Cercomacroides.[3][4]


  1. ^ BirdLife International (2017). "Cercomacroides serva". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. 2017: e.T22701680A110863375. doi:10.2305/IUCN.UK.2017-1.RLTS.T22701680A110863375.en. Retrieved 12 November 2021.
  2. ^ Sclater, Philip L. (1858). "Notes on a collection of birds received by M. Verreaux of Paris from the Rio Napo in the Republic of Ecuador". Proceedings of the Zoological Society of London. 26: 59–77 [66]. doi:10.1111/j.1469-7998.1858.tb06346.x.
  3. ^ Tello, J.G.; Raposo, M.; Bates, J.M.; Bravo, G.A.; Cadena, C.D.; Maldonado-Coelho, M (2014). "Reassessment of the systematics of the widespread Neotropical genus Cercomacra (Aves: Thamnophilidae)". Zoological Journal of the Linnean Society. 170 (3): 546–565. doi:10.1111/zoj.12116. S2CID 44187523.
  4. ^ Gill, Frank; Donsker, David, eds. (2017). "Antbirds". World Bird List Version 8.1. International Ornithologists' Union. Retrieved 30 January 2018.