Jet antbird

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Jet antbird
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Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Passeriformes
Family: Thamnophilidae
Genus: Cercomacra
C. nigricans
Binomial name
Cercomacra nigricans
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The jet antbird (Cercomacra nigricans) is a species of bird in the family Thamnophilidae. It is found in Colombia, Venezuela, Panama and western Ecuador. Its natural habitat is subtropical or tropical moist lowland forests.

The jet antbird was described by the English zoologist Philip Sclater in 1858 and given its current binomial name Cercomacra nigricans.[2]


  1. ^ BirdLife International (2016). "Cercomacra nigricans". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. 2016: e.T22701683A93844133. doi:10.2305/IUCN.UK.2016-3.RLTS.T22701683A93844133.en. Retrieved 12 November 2021.
  2. ^ Sclater, Philip L. (1858). "Synopsis of the American ant-birds (Formicariidae). Part II containing the Formicivorinae". Proceedings of the Zoological Society of London. 26: 232–254 [245]. doi:10.1111/j.1469-7998.1858.tb06370.x.