Parker's antbird

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Parker's antbird
Cercomacra parkeri (Parker's Antbird) (7171434918).jpg
Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Passeriformes
Family: Thamnophilidae
Genus: Cercomacroides
C. parkeri
Binomial name
Cercomacroides parkeri
(Graves, GR, 1997)
Cercomacroides parkeri map.svg

Cercomacra parkeri

Parker's antbird (Cercomacroides parkeri) is a species of passerine bird in the family Thamnophilidae. It is endemic to Colombia.

Parker's antbird was described by the American ornithologist Gary Graves in 1997 and given the binomial name Cercomacra parkeri. The specific name was chosen to honour the American ornithologist Theodore A. Parker III (1953—1993).[2] A molecular phylogenetic study published in 2014 found that the genus Cercomacra was polyphyletic. The genus was therefore split to create two monophyletic genera and six species including Parker's antbird were moved to the newly erected genus Cercomacroides.[3][4]


  1. ^ BirdLife International (2017). "Cercomacroides parkeri". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. 2017: e.T22724618A111141841. doi:10.2305/IUCN.UK.2017-1.RLTS.T22724618A111141841.en. Retrieved 12 November 2021.
  2. ^ Graves, Gary R. (1997). "Colorimetric and morphometric gradients in Colombian populations of Dusky Antbirds (Cercomacra tyrannina), with a description of a new species, Cercomacra parkeri". Ornithological Monographs. 48: 21–35 [22]. hdl:10088/16724.
  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.
  4. ^ Gill, Frank; Donsker, David, eds. (2017). "Antbirds". World Bird List Version 8.1. International Ornithologists' Union. Retrieved 30 January 2018.