Rio Branco antbird

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Rio Branco antbird
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Passeriformes
Family: Thamnophilidae
Genus: Cercomacra
Species: C. carbonaria
Binomial name
Cercomacra carbonaria
Sclater & Salvin, 1873

The Rio Branco antbird (Cercomacra carbonaria) is a bird species in the family Thamnophilidae. It is found in Brazil (Roraima) and Guyana.[1] Its natural habitats are subtropical or tropical moist lowland forests and subtropical or tropical moist shrubland. It is severely threatened by habitat loss.[1]

The Rio Branco antbird was described by the English ornithologists Philip Sclater and Osbert Salvin in 1873 and given its current binomial name Cercomacra carbonaria.[2]

It was listed as Near Threatened on the IUCN Red List in 2008.[3] In 2012, it was assessed as Critically Endangered by BirdLife International, which says the species likely to go extinct in twenty years if deforestation continues at its current pace.[4]


  1. ^ a b c BirdLife International (2012). "Cercomacra carbonaria". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2013.2. International Union for Conservation of Nature. Retrieved 26 November 2013. 
  2. ^ Sclater, Philip L.; Salvin, Osbert (1873). Nomenclator Avium Neotropicalium (in Latin). London: Sumptibus Auctorum. pp. 73, 161. 
  3. ^ BirdLife International (2008). "What's new (2008)". Archived from the original on 14 September 2008. Retrieved 23 May 2008. 
  4. ^ Platt, John R. "100 Amazon Birds Are at Greater Risk of Extinction Due to Deforestation". Scientific American. Retrieved 8 June 2012.