|Parker's Antbird Cercomacroides parkeri
(aka Cercomacra parkeri) Colombian name: Hormiguero de Parker
Montezuma, Tatamá, Risaralda, Colombia
Parker's Antbird was described only recently (1997) and was named in homage to Ted Parker III.
It is distributed in the Andes of west-central Colombia at between 1,100 and 1,850 metres in forest and forest borders where it seems to prefer young, shrubby patches. See the distribution map at Birdlife International.The male, pictured here, is slate-grey above and slightly paler below with the wings and tail being slightly darker grey. The wing coverts and tail feathers are narrowly tipped white. The female is grey-brown above and rufous-buff.
male accompanied by a female that I did not manage to photograph was recorded by Jeremy Minns who
noted: "Montane forest. Natural calls by a pair, working their way through the understorey.
Two-note calls by male, single note, higher pitched calls by female. I recorded the birds calling
non-stop for nine minutes."
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