Rio Branco Antbird (Cercomacra carbonaria)
Rio Branco Antbird, Ilha São José, Roraima, Brazil, July 2001 - click for larger image

Ilha São José, Roraima, Brazil
July 2001

The Rio Branco Antbird is classified as Vulnerable and is reported to have a declining population currently of about 4,500 individuals.

It is found on the Rio Branco upriver and downriver of Boa Vista, within about ½ a kilometre of the river or on river islands such as the Ilha São José, where these photos were taken.

Rio Branco Antbird, Ilha São José, Roraima, Brazil, July 2001 - click for larger image Identification is helped by the fact that it is the only Cercomacra antbird to be found in this area. These photos are of a male. The female has a white throat streaked with grey and ochraceous underparts.

There is an illustration in Threatened Birds of the World, Page 369.

Rio Branco Antbird, Ilha São José, Roraima, Brazil, July 2001 - click for larger image
Rio Branco Antbird, Ilha São José, Roraima, Brazil, July 2001 - click for larger image
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