Rio Branco antbird
|Rio Branco antbird|
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. Its natural habitats are subtropical or tropical moist lowland forests and subtropical or tropical moist shrubland. It is severely threatened by habitat loss.
It was listed as Near Threatened on the IUCN Red List in 2008. 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.
- BirdLife International (2012). "Cercomacra carbonaria". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2013.2. International Union for Conservation of Nature. Retrieved 26 November 2013.
- Sclater, Philip L.; Salvin, Osbert (1873). Nomenclator Avium Neotropicalium (in Latin). London: Sumptibus Auctorum. pp. 73, 161.
- BirdLife International (2008). "What's new (2008)". Archived from the original on 14 September 2008. Retrieved 23 May 2008.
- Platt, John R. "100 Amazon Birds Are at Greater Risk of Extinction Due to Deforestation". Scientific American. Retrieved 8 June 2012.
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